About WixEdit

WiXEdit is an editor for XML source files for the Windows Installer XML (WiX) toolset to build MSI and MSM setup packages. WixEdit tries to make the editing of WiX XML source files simple and comprehensible for everyone. Without any or little knowledge of WiX or even XML, you can create MSI installer packages for your software!

WixEdit is the only editor for WiX XML source files which is activly being developed, if you like what you see please help out and contact me!

WixEdit v0.7.5 is the latest version.

This version of WixEdit contains a new wizard to help you create new msi files from scratch. The wizard helps you to create a working installer with files and functionality like shortcuts, virtual directories, user interface and more in a few clicks! Please let me know what templates you wish to see in the wizard, or better provide small samples of which templates can be made!

WixEdit v0.7 contains support for WiX 3 and its extensions. Also WiX 3.5 is supported. The use of the WiX extensions is really easy and blends in with the standard functionality. You only have to point WixEdit to the directory containing the XML Schema Definitions (XSD) of the extensions, which are located in the /doc sub directory of the WiX installation.

Download WixEdit to see all new features in action.


The main goal is to help create MSI installers using the WiX toolset. This project helps to edit WiX source files, and gives you a better overview over your installer. It will still be necessary to have some knowledge about the WiX toolset, but the program helps to display the files in a structured manner and maintain an better overview while navigating through the wxs file. But for simple installations, the wizard will guide you till a working installation.

Please send me your suggestions, bugs and feature requests to help improve WixEdit.


Current functionality:

WixEdit can be used to edit every aspect of a WiX project file. If you think there is missing something, let me know.

An very much appreciated features are the dialog editor and the install data editor. Those features are really useful to edit larger WiX project files. Also the xml viewer for WiX errors and warnings is really useful.

Some new features: Support for WiX 3.0 and its extensions. You can search all of the WiX project file for text, import WXS files and even use include (*.wxi) files!

Release of WixEdit v0.7.5
2011-03-18 11:49 - WixEdit
WixEdit v0.7.5 fixes a lot of small bugs.

Thanks for reporting bugs and please keep giving feedback.
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