Enable WiX Projects in Visual Studio 2015

With your fresh install of Visual Studio 2015, your existing installation of WiX will not be recognized. You can quickly enable them with these two steps:

You can manually enable Visual Studio 2015 compatibility with WiX 3.9 or earlier:

  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. Then execute:

    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\devenv” /setup


When you open Visual Studio 2015, WiX 3.9 or earlier projects will be compatible.

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