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WX101: Windows Installer XML (WiX) Training

Course Overview:

This class is designed for application developers and application installation engineers responsible for creating Windows Installer installations for internally developed applications by utilizing WiX toolset. It starts with an overview of Microsoft® Windows® Installer technology, continues with an explanation of Windows Installer XML and the details of building MSI files by using WiX toolset. You will learn the benefits of using WiX in your application build environment and create significant number of sample MSI packages during the class. A basic knowledge of Windows Installer and understanding of XML is beneficial but not required.


2 days

Delivery Method

Instructor lecture and demonstration, followed by student practice through hands-on exercise.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Microsoft® Windows® Installer technology.
  • Build basic installer packages by using ORCA.
  • Learn why you should push installation tasks down to the developer level.
  • Understand the basics and benefits of using WiX instead of 3rd party installation development tools to build Windows Installer packages.
  • Build many sample installer packages by using WiX toolset.
  • Learn and practice using WiX Extensions.

For more information about this course, download the WX101 Course Outline in PDF format.

Course Details

All public courses are from 9:00am - 5:00pm each day. Individual computers provided for hands-on learning. Course fee is fully refundable if InstallWorld is notified 2 weeks prior to the training date. InstallWorld also reserves the right to cancel any of its public courses by providing 2 weeks advanced notice to registered students.

On-site Training

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