Enable WiX Projects in Visual Studio 2014

With your fresh install of Visual Studio 14 (2014), your existing installation of WiX will not be recognized. You can quickly enable them with these two steps:

You can manually enable Visual Studio 14 compatibility with WiX:

  1. Copy
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\WiX to
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\WiX

  2. Run VS2014 Native Tools Command Prompt (from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\Shortcuts) as Administrator:

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  3. Then execute:

    devenv /setup

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When you open Visual Studio 14, WiX projects will be compatible.

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