Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
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Rob Mensching posted an announcement on his blog this week about the availability of a build of WiX v3.5 that supports the recently released Visual Studio 2010 release candidate.
You can download WiX v3.5 build 3.5.1419.0 or higher and start using it with the VS 2010 release candidate.
There are a couple of notes to keep in mind as well:
For a while now, I’ve been maintaining a list of what version of the .NET Framework ships with each version of Windows. The list has gotten longer and more complicated over time as new versions of Windows and the .NET Framework have been released, plus the .NET Framework is off by default in some server versions of Windows.
Today, I noticed that Peter Marcu posted a very handy graphical view of what versions of the .NET Framework starting with 2.0 are a part of what version of Windows, including whether it is optional and on or off by default when you install Windows.
You can check out this graphical view at http://blogs.msdn.com/pmarcu/archive/2010/02/05/which-version-of-net-is-built-into-windows.aspx.
As announced earlier today on Soma’s blog and Jason Zander’s blog, the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 release candidate builds are available for download (today if you are an MSDN subscriber and this Wednesday, February 10, 2010 for the general public). Here are links where you can find additional information and provide feedback to the product teams: