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Over 60 hands-on recipes choked with assistance and tips to enhance your home windows installations

About This Book

  • Build WiX tasks inside of visible Studio, as a part of a continuous-integration construct strategy and from the command-line
  • Install, configure and populate relational databases up entrance to counterpoint your application
  • Automate your daily management initiatives resembling developing functionality counters and exceptions to the home windows firewall

Who This ebook Is For

If you're a developer with an outstanding knowing of WiX tasks and wish to extra discover complex WiX themes, this e-book is for you. To get the main out of this booklet, wisdom of right XML syntax is recommended.

What you are going to Learn

  • Install web content, program swimming pools, and digital directories in IIS
  • Add a wizard for your installer and customise it together with your personal dialogs
  • Set up new consumer money owed, upload safeguard teams, and safe records and folders on installation
  • Prevent deployment to unsupported platforms through the use of release conditions
  • Update XML documents in the course of installation
  • Configure shortcuts on your application
  • Include necessities with a bootstrapper
  • Create customized activities utilizing C#
  • Add setting variables to the system

In Detail

WiX is a dialect of XML used to make installers for home windows. Its declarative sort avoids the complexity and barriers of procedural code, giving you every thing you want to package deal up a complete program right into a unmarried MSI file.

This e-book promises a very good evaluation of WiX's functions to improve your personal installer programs with functionalities past these on hand in home windows Installer. within the recipes of this publication, one can find ways that WiX can decrease in your deploy time and assist you streamline your deployment tactics. you will find how one can make personalized installer UIs, write customized activities, create shortcuts, and in addition set your software because the default for a dossier type.

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So as to add the person to the crowd, we position a LocalGroupMember aspect within LocalGroup and determine the consumer with its UserId characteristic. via surroundings AddOnInstall and RemoveOnUnInstall to definite, we are announcing that we'd just like the person to be additional to the gang in the course of set up and faraway from it in the course of uninstallation. including a brand new person with the go browsing as a carrier defense environment if you happen to enhance a home windows provider and also you wish it to begin instantly while the pc is grew to become on, you will want to run that carrier as a consumer that has the go browsing as a carrier defense atmosphere. during this recipe, you'll easy methods to observe this characteristic to a brand new consumer account that we'll create. preparing to organize for this recipe, create a brand new setup venture and get in touch with it LogonAsServiceInstaller. tips on how to do it... upload the LogonAsService characteristic to the person aspect, as defined within the following steps: upload UtilExtension to the venture through right-clicking at the References node in resolution Explorer and going so as to add Reference... | WixUtilExtension. dll | upload | okay. upload the UtilExtension namespace to the Wix element: upload a person point inside an element and set its identify characteristic to the identify of the recent person you would like to create. Set its LogonAsService characteristic to definite. make sure to set the part element's KeyPath characteristic to yes: the way it works... After giving a brand new person the facility to go online as a provider, it will likely be capable of begin and run within the heritage if you are logged on together with your personal person account. surroundings it up is so simple as including the LogonAsService characteristic to the consumer aspect. you could make certain that this environment has been extra via starting the protection Settings Extension snap-in and checking that our person, Joe, has been additional to the go browsing as a carrier task. In home windows eight, open keep an eye on Panel after which navigate to Administrative instruments | neighborhood safeguard coverage | neighborhood regulations | person Rights project | go browsing as a carrier. you need to see Joe one of the entries: Chapter 9. dealing with necessities during this bankruptcy, we'll conceal the subsequent recipes: preventing the install with a release conditionInstalling merely to supported models of WindowsRedistributing the . web Framework with a bootstrapperExecuting both a 64-bit or 32-bit MSI looking on the user's working systemDownloading assets from the net with an internet installer creation we've a number of suggestions in terms of dealing with necessities wanted by means of our installer. whilst I say necessities, I suggest frameworks comparable to . web, databases akin to SQL Server, and the surroundings itself similar to having the predicted model of home windows. we will cease the deploy outright if our specifications usually are not met. however, often times, we may perhaps decide to obtain the lacking goods.

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