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Highlights of WiX v3.0.4805.0

WiX v3.0.4805.0 was released on Friday, 5-December-08. You can download it from or from the WiX releases page.


WiX v3.0.4805.0 is the WiX v3.0 “beta exit” build. We encourage all users to upgrade to this build for the latest fixes and to verify how ready WiX v3.0 is for release. For more information, see Rob’s announcement and my follow-up.

New features

  • I implemented 2230723: EventSource tag needs KeyPath attribute by adding support to let compiler extensions set the keypath of a component. I then changed the EventSource element in WixUtilExtension to use it and set a translated registry key as the component keypath.
  • Rob added a GenerateIdentifier method to CompilerCore to let compiler extensions reliably generate stable identifiers.
  • I added bind-time checking of the rules for generated component GUIDs.
  • I added the SuppressLocalization .wixproj property to corresponding to Light’s –sloc switch.
  • Aaron added documentation on how to use the WixUI_Advanced dialog set.

Bug fixes