About Designer for WiX Toolset

Use visual editors to create WiX based setup projects.

Designer for WiX Toolset is an extension for Visual Studio that allows developers to quickly create WiX-based setup projects without using plain Windows Installer XML. It integrates several editors into the Visual Studio IDE and provides a set of vdproj designers to configure the file system, registry, user interface, custom actions and launch conditions for your setup projects.

Designer for WiX Toolset allows you to:

  • Create WiX setup projects using familiar Visual Studio designers.
  • Use visual editors instead of coding in plain XML.
  • Merge your setup projects and deployment scenarios into integrated solutions without running any standalone tools.
  • Support all project types including MSI installers, web-deployment setup packages, merge modules, etc.
  • Support all WiX-specific features including file system, registry, user interface, custom actions, launch conditions and more.