[wix-devs] Dtf repository MakeSfxCA and SfxCa tools

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 15:18:20 PDT 2020

Some people probably use those tools directly. Should they be packaged into
an MSI like thmviewer? Does that mean they should also live in the Tools
repo instead of Dtf? Or does "wix.ca.targets" need to move from the Tools
repo into the Dtf repo?

Dtf isn't even building those tools today, thmviewer is probably a good
example of how the projects needs to be converted. Original v4 project is
here -
Micro repo project is here -
You'll also need the Cpp.Build.props that's magically brought in -

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:34 AM Rob Mensching via wix-devs <
wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> The plan is to create an SDK-style MSBuild NuGet package to wrap the
> MakeSfxCA behavior. The "wix.ca.targets" will be subsumed by that new
> behavior.
> If you know (or want to learn) about SDK-style projects, then converting
> wix.ca.targets into it is the place to start... in the DTF repo (
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/DTF).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wix-devs <wix-devs-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of
> Maniglia via wix-devs
> Sent: Monday, June 1, 2020 9:26 AM
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> Cc: ksociety85 at gmail.com
> Subject: [wix-devs] Dtf repository MakeSfxCA and SfxCa tools
> I'm interested in publishing MakeSfxCA and SfxCA (Dtf repository) for
> compatibility reasons with the WixSharp project.
> Here are the details https://github.com/oleg-shilo/wixsharp/issues/806
> about how I ended up here.
> Currently Visual Studio cannot load the MakeSfxCA project because it
> cannot find the file "WixBuild.targets" even the SfxCA project I can't load.
> I'd be happy to collaborate, I'm a big fun of the WiX Toolset and the
> WixSharp projects.
> How can I start?
> Regards,
> Maniglia
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