VDProj to WiX Converter

Convert a Visual Studio setup project to WiX in a click

VDProj to WiX Converter is an extension for Visual Studio 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2005 that lets you convert your existing Visual Studio setup project to a WiX Setup project literally in two mouse clicks.

All features of Visual Studio and WiX setup projects are fully supported: all project types and built-in dialogs, all variables and searches, files and registry entries, resources and prerequisites.

All you need to do is build your new WiX Setup project and you're ready to deploy!

VDProj to WiX Converter

By this time every .NET developer already knows that Microsoft discontinued standard Visual Studio setup projects (.vdproj) in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. The WiX toolset (Windows Installer XML) may become a very good and free alternative.

However, if you have already invested a lot of time and energy in creating a .vdproj setup project for your application, the idea or recreating the installer using WiX may not be a welcome one.

Convert a Visual Studio setup project to WiX in a click

Convert a Visual Studio setup project to a WiX in a mouse click

With the Add-in Express VDProj to WiX Converter installed, you won't have to create all your existing functionality with a WiX Setup project manually. All it takes is right-clicking on your existing setup project in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer and selecting Convert to WiX project from the context menu.

The VDProj to WiX Converter supports all features of Visual Studio setup projects included in all versions of Visual Studio - VS 2012, VS 2010, VS 2008 and VS 2005. There are no exceptions and no compromises – all project types and built-in dialogs, variables and searches, files and registry entries, resources and prerequisites are completely supported.

The resulting WiX Setup project will be an exact replica of your current Visual Studio Installer. All custom actions, registry settings, launch conditions and UI will be automatically added to the WiX source file (Product.wxs).

Features & benefits

The VDProj to WiX Converter supports all features of Visual Studio and WiX setup projects - all project types and built-in dialogs, all variables and searches, files and registry entries, resources and prerequisites:

  • Exe setup bundles
  • Msi installation packages
  • Web setup projects
  • Msm merge modules
  • Built-in variables
  • Search variables
  • Custom actions
  • Built-in dialog boxes

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    Supported versions of Visual Studio

  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Visual Studio 2012
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Visual Studio Express Edition is not supported

Supported versions of WiX

  • WiX 3.6+

This product as well as all other development components available on AbleBits.com are products of Add-in Express Ltd.

To purchase the product, please click the order link below. This will take you to Add-in Express's order page where you can review the subscriptions and prices and choose the one that is right for you

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Add-in Express Ltd. is a privately held software development company located in Homel, Belarus. Established in 1998, Add-in Express Ltd. focuses on tools and solutions purposed for Microsoft Office integration. It has been a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner for the last few years.

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