Include building setup.exe as part of VS2008 solution

Dec 18, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I have a WiX project and a C# executable that I launch using dotNetInstaller.These two projects reside in the same VS2008 solution. When the executable changes, the WiX MSI for the application is also rebuilt.

Is it possible to create a third project in that solution that could use dotNetInstaller to build a new setup.exe when I change the config.xml file? I'm currently having to do this manually.

This is really a VS2008 question, I know, but it seems a natural thing to want to include in the solution.


Dec 18, 2009 at 10:30 PM

You can do this with post-build steps, nmake or an MSBuild project.

I think it would be great to develop integration with Visual Studio, dotNetInstaller projects and an editor. I'll copy this into a workitem, maybe you can work on it? :)

Dec 18, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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