[wix-users] Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller documentation

Edwin Castro egcastr at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 15:35:12 PST 2016

Hi Phill,

This is a little off-topic, but have you ever considered writing a blog on
how to use Lux/Nit and other WiX tools to implement such a TDD workflow? I
have found it generally difficult to grasp how you would go about testing
custom actions in general. I also write C++ custom actions but I don't know
as much about testing in C++. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Edwin G. Castro

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Phill Hogland <phill.hogland at rimage.com>

> Also the WixContrib project provided some assistance.
> https://wixcontrib.codeplex.com/
> I also use the Wix tools Lux/Nit to implement a TDD workflow.  While the
> Wix docs imply that Lux is only useful for immediate CAs (which is true)
> but there is nothing stopping a person from creating immediate CA test
> fixtures to drive testing helper functions, intended to be used in a
> deferred CA, (in situations where that logic cannot be in the CA's
> scheduling CA).   It's all about how one decides to implement the
> 'mutations'.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf
> Of Walter Dexter
> Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:54 PM
> To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
> Subject: [wix-users] Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller documentation
> Hi-
> I finally have an opportunity to take a couple VBS custom actions and make
> them a C# DLL. (I am also getting rid of my last InnoSetup installer and
> creating a replacement MSI. Exciting times!)
> I've been searching a bit but haven't found it - is there any actual
> documentation of the Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller namespace? I can
> guess what stuff does, but I'd rather have written docs if they exist.
> Thanks-
> Walt
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