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An excellent follow-up to Nick's other book "A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML". I would suggest that first or as a pair. The former will help you understand how WIX is organized and best practices to integrating it in your projects. Once you have a sense of using WIX in your projects, Nick will save you a ton of time figuring out the approach to a bunch of common installer requirements with these recipes.For me, the initial purchase was around handling registry keys. Just sorting that out was worth the very reasonable price of the book.This is not necessarily a book you will read cover to cover but will dive in when a specific need arises. Should even one of the 50 recipes apply to your project it is worth the very reasonable price. I've gone back to it on several occasions.Nice job and the perfect WIX book set.
I bought this Cookbook to get a quick start on WiX which I needed for a small project. I must say that this book really did enable me to accomplish what I wanted (in just one day). The bite size examples help you get started quickly. You may have to read from other sources in order to get a better bigger picture but this book is very helpful in getting quickly started with WiX and enabling you in creating installation kits. There are other parts of the book which are useful and I will continue to read it and refer to it.I wish there was a least one chapter which also provided a big picture overview of the installation process and various steps/install sequences - however this book is still a great quick start resource on using WiX in Visual Studio.---After few days of reading this book I would like to add that this book makes WiX appear simple and easy for you (and part of it is due to its simple and highly structured presentation). I highly recommend it!
This is a great book for intermediate as well as for enthusiastic beginner ;) . It covers nice and important code snippets, which makes our task quicker. I personally recommend this book to be read after previous releases.I would like to see,1. Using heat efficiently and with xslt to transform heat output.2. Installing both native and .net COM+(failures with enterpriseservices).3. Creating shortcuts on windows tiles.4. Debugging wix projs~Sampat
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