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Automation

Install C++ Redistributable with your WiX Installer

If you are installing something with a dependency that needs a C++ redistributable, your best bet is to make sure your installer supplies that dependency. This is pretty simple to do as there are merge modules for the C++ redistributable (and they are likely to already be on your computer…) You will find the merge […]

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Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2013 Crashes When Dragging Items Onto Layer Diagrams

This bug is a gateway to a whole load of yak shaving. You open a layer diagram in Visual Studio 2013, drag an item from your solution explorer (like you have done a hundred times before) and *bang* Visual Studio crashes. You retry and get exactly the same result. This may not be the answer […]

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Automation

Getting App Settings for Config Files During WiX Based Install

WiX is great – but sometimes complex. Most of the complexity comes from needed to adjust things in many places to make a single thing work. For that reason, I feel the need to document the many steps required to do the following: Declare a property in the installer Allow the user to enter a […]