Category WiX

Windows Service with Self Hosted Wep Api 2

This is a simple example of a windows backend service which hosts a Web Api 2 service. The application is deployed using WiX. The application can then be used as a backend for a simple game with different UIs, for example an android App, MVC 5 web application, or an WPF UI application. The application […]

WiX installer with parameter configurations

This blog continues on from the previous WiX/installation/deployment blogs. WiX Installer for MVC4 Project WiX installer with PowerShell scripts Creating a silent msi for Semantic Logging OUT-OF-PROCESS service using WiX In all of these blogs, WiX was used to create the setup. This is a free tool which plugs into visual studio. When creating a […]

WiX installer for MVC4 project

This example shows how a MVC4 solution can be setup together with a WiX installation project. To create a msi installer for a MVC4 project, the solution needs to be built, then the web project must be published, the WiX project harvests the published output and creates an msi installer. The solution is configured so […]

WiX installer with PowerShell scripts

WiX is used to create installers. This tool is integrated into visual studio and can be used in any build process or for automatic deployment. No matter how good you software is, if you don’t have a good release/deployment process, you will reduce your client satisfaction and have extra costs for each deployment. This is […]

Creating a silent msi for Semantic Logging OUT-OF-PROCESS service using WiX

In a previous blog, the OUT-OF-PROCESS Semantic Logging service was installed from hand. (Power shell script and xml configuration). Enterprise Library 6, Semantic Logging, Part 2, OUT-OF-PROCESS A typical end user cannot be expected to do this. It would be better, if an msi could be created so that a fully pre-configured service can be […]