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

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed May 20 18:45:23 PDT 2020

In v4, the WiX Toolset MSBuild integration will be available via NuGet (as an SDK-style project) and the wix.exe is a dotnet tool will be available via NuGet (dotnet tool -i).

We're also updating all of the projects to play better with NuGet so you can (for example) use .nupkgs in managed custom action projects and (if all goes well) reference WiX extensions via NuGet.

Basically, v4 is designed in a world where NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft build system.

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From: Christopher Painter <chrpai at iswix.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:30 PM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Cc: Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com>
Subject: Re: Creating a NuGet package from a WiX Library

I talked to (the) (one of the?) nuget guys years ago.  I didn't see how NuGet did anything for deployment.  To me it's an NPM type package manager that is an easy button for developers to pull dependencies in.   If you happen to use publish profiles / cloud deployment your not even thinking about deployment actually.  If your thinking MSI your thinking  merge modules,  wixlibs, chaining and so on.  I mentioned all of this and I got the impression he thought I didn't know what I was talking about and was ready to get off the phone.

Where do you see WiX v4 and NuGet working together?

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