[wix-users] WIX Project No Longer Loading In VS2012

Mike Fry emjayfry at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 06:53:37 PST 2018

Fixed it myself :-)

Mike Fry (Johannesburg)

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On 27 Feb 2018 13:54, at 13:54, Mike Fry <emjayfry at gmail.com> wrote:
>Just hit a problem. Using WIX 3.10.4 in VS 2012.
>A project that I successfully built a few days ago will no longer load 
>in VS. I'm getting various messages along these lines for 
>'PropertyGroup, ProjectReference and ItemGroup" elements.
>Warning    1    The element 'PropertyGroup' in namespace 
>'http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003' has invalid child
>element 'OutputName' in namespace 
>'http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003'. List of possible
>elements expected: 'Property, AllowUnsafeBlocks, AppConfigForCompiler, 
>ApplicationIcon, ApplicationRevision, ApplicationVersion, 
>AppDesignerFolder, AspNetConfiguration, AssemblyKeyContainerName, 
>AssemblyKeyProviderName, AssemblyName, AssemblyOriginatorKeyFile, 
>AssemblyOriginatorKeyFileType, AssemblyOriginatorKeyMode, AssemblyType,
>AutorunEnabled, BaseAddress, BootstrapperComponentsLocation, 
>BootstrapperComponentsUrl, BootstrapperEnabled, CharacterSet, 
>CheckForOverflowUnderflow, CLRSupport, UseDebugLibraries, CodePage, 
>Configuration, ConfigurationName, ConfigurationOverrideFile, 
>CreateDesktopShortcut, CreateWebPageOnPublish, 
>CurrentSolutionConfigurationContents, DebugSecurityZoneURL, 
>DebugSymbols, DebugType, DefaultClientScript, DefaultHTMLPageLayout, 
>DefaultTargetSchema, DefineConstants, DefineDebug, DefineTrace, 
>DelaySign, DisableLangXtns, DisallowUrlActivation, 
>CodeAnalysisAdditionalOptions, CodeAnalysisApplyLogFileXsl, 
>CodeAnalysisConsoleXsl, CodeAnalysisCulture, 
>CodeAnalysisFailOnMissingRules, CodeAnalysisForceOutput, Co.... 
>C:\Users\EmJay\Documents\Visual Studio 
>2012\Projects\WinFreeReg\SetupWinFreeReg\SetupWinFreeReg.wixproj 9    
>6    Miscellaneous Files
>How do I fix this? Changing the schema doesn't seem to work.
>Mike Fry (Jhb)

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