[wix-users] opening WiX source code in Visual Studio 2013

Hoover, Jacob Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com
Fri Dec 4 08:56:02 PST 2015


But Wix is built from the command line, not so much from within the IDE.


run "msbuild tools\OneTimeWixBuildInitialization.proj" from an elevated Visual Studio prompt
run msbuild from the root directory of your clone of the WiX Git repository

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Reuss, Matthias
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Subject: [wix-users] opening WiX source code in Visual Studio 2013


recently I downloaded the WiX 3.9R2 source code in order to be able to better trace and understand some issues.

So I tried to open burn.sln in my VS2013.

Result: None of the projects could be loaded.

There are a lot of error messages like:

D:\Installation\WiX3.9Src\src\libs\dutil\dutil.vcxproj : error  : Unable to read the project file "dutil.vcxproj".
D:\Installation\WiX3.9Src\src\libs\dutil\dutil.vcxproj(164,3): The imported project "D:\tools\WixBuild.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

Do I miss something? Is there some documentation about how to work with the WiX sources?

Best regards

Matthias Reuss

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