How to Develop an MSI using MSBuild?


This Afternoon, Harish asked me if I had any document on creating MSi Installers with MS-Build. Fortunately / Unfortunately I did not have any, as I have hardly worked on it. 🙂

Thats when it striked my mind and I started pondering over internet and found these fantastic links!! Found it worthwhile, to share the same on Msigeek as well.

7 Steps to MS-Build – http://brennan.offwhite.net/blog/2006/11/30/7-steps-to-msbuild/
Building a Setup Project in MS-Build – http://geekswithblogs.net/davewill/archive/2009/03/02/129787.aspx
MSI Schema Explained – http://nantcontrib.sourceforge.net/release/latest/help/tasks/msi.html
Microsoft Forums – http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/msbuild/thread/d1edccf4-921e-4311-b06e-5293d747bab1/

Other Links –
http://blog.newagesolution.net/2008/06/how-to-use-msbuild-and-wix-to-msi.html
http://www.jasinskionline.com/TechnicalWiki/Default.aspx?Page=Using-MSBuild-Community-Tasks-to-Create-an-Installer&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
http://codeprairie.net/blogs/chrisortman/archive/2008/04/16/using-msbuild-to-create-a-bootstrapper-for-you-installer.aspx

All Credit to the great Authors who had made these posts on thier blogs.