[wix-users] Build error: The WiX Toolset v3 build tools must be installed

Habib Salim habib at hsalim.com
Mon Apr 10 13:25:32 PDT 2017



I have the latest version of Wix installed - v3.11.0.1528.  I'm using wix
in VS2017 Professional.


When I build my project, I get this error:

The WiX Toolset v3 build tools must be installed to build this project. To
download the WiX Toolset, see http://wixtoolset.org/releases/


A google search shows that there is a bug report
https://github.com/appveyor/ci/issues/1481  that FeodorFitsner closed
earlier today.


Next, I tried to update my package using NuGet, but it installed v3.10 and
that did not solve the problem.


Here is how I managed to get around the problem"

-        Uninstalled 3.10 from the project, deleted the package from the
packages folder, 

-        Uninstalled and reinstalled Wix3.11, 

-        Added a new project, this time being careful to select a V3 setup
project.  This is probably the clue as templates for v3 and v4 are
available and that may be what is causing the issue.


Being a newbie, I had posted a bug report a few days back -
WixInstallFolder #5550.  This seems to be related.







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