[wix-users] Creating a NuGet package from a WiX Library

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed May 20 13:27:15 PDT 2020

As you've found, NuGet doesn't really play well with WiX v3 (WiX v3 was designed long before NuGet came to be). This is improving in WiX v4.

Short replies here. Complete answers here: https://www.firegiant.com/services/

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare) via wix-users
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:05 PM
To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
Cc: Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare) <tyrel.vanniekerk at ge.com>
Subject: [wix-users] Creating a NuGet package from a WiX Library


This is probably an odd question 😃, but do you happen to know what I have to do to get the output from a WiX library into a NuGet package that will work correctly when added to a WiX setup project?  I download the source code for the Wix.Toolset NuGet package and that adds some XML to the wixproj manually.  I assume I will have to do something similar.

The second question is how to get a regular NuGet package to work with the Wix Setup project.  I have a base CustomActions assembly that we have in a NuGet package on our local NuGet server.  When I try to add that I get an error that my NuGet package does not support the targets type of “Unsupported”.


You are trying to install this package into a project that targets 'Unsupported,Version=v0.0'

WiX Toolset Users Mailing List provided by FireGiant http://www.firegiant.com/

More information about the wix-users mailing list