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Hi Guys,
I’m currently trying to package Reuters 3000 Xtra. The installer is an MSI but before it kicks off you have a vast choice of settings that can be modified then saved as an XML file. My question is; how is the XML file being applied to the MSI?

Is there new-fangled WiX magic at work here?

Cheers
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ORIGINAL: fuz_kitten

Hi Guys,
I’m currently trying to package Reuters 3000 Xtra. The installer is an MSI but before it kicks off you have a vast choice of settings that can be modified then saved as an XML file. My question is; how is the XML file being applied to the MSI?

Is there new-fangled WiX magic at work here?

Cheers



from what I remember of Reuters 3000 you can save the xml file to get the default logon information. I think you'll want to customize with a transform, however.
Answered 04/26/2007 by: aogilmor
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3000 xtra has a fancy interface for creating the XML, last time i touched it was about 3 years back.

but i believe the XML is used to chain the installs together. not so much as to transform the installs.

I believe it used to create a transform as well.

mind you all that being said using XML to transform an MSI is a relatively simple process also.

I use this method regularly in preference to TRANSFORMS
Answered 04/26/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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Hey,
3000 Xtra does indeed use fancy interface to create an XML with all my settings in. So you recon I just have transform the MSI(s) and add the settings from the XML file?

mind you all that being said using XML to transform an MSI is a relatively simple process also – like all things, its easy when you know how! – how? [:)]

Cheers
Charlie
Answered 04/27/2007 by: fuz_kitten
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no the last time I used this all you needed was to use the output of the tool.

it was nearly 3 years ago but I vaguely remember setting a property to load the XML file or something along those lines.
Answered 04/29/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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Hey,
I'm so stuck with this... you havent had a brainwave in the last few days have you?
C
Answered 05/03/2007 by: fuz_kitten
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