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Self-update library for .NET using WiX: DotUpdater


Just published a library I created on one of past jobs out of Updater Application Block and WiX’s ClichThrough component. Please meet: DotUpdater It can auto-update an application, just create a RSS feed of updates and Windows Installer (MSI) binaries.

WiX linkdump: samples and howto-s I found, mostly .NET deployment


Some pages that somewhy didn’t appear at top of Google searches for WiX help. – pretty useful and contains some snippets you won’t find in WiX manual or tutorial. Many of rare code snippets WiX development releases; some broken (last two broken in VS 2008), some contain the very things you’ll need; Justin Rockwood’s […]

Auto-update with WiX


Update: for a ready solution (library), see official release announcement 🙂 Windows Installer on itself is a pain. WiX saves you from it, mostly wrapping the complexity into XML constructs understandable to non-gurus. Well, not completely – you still have to know: why the heck shortcut didn’t appear in start menu; how to create a […]