I have a VS 2012 solution with WiX Installer projects. However, when I open the solution in VS 2013 (Release) the WiX project is incompatible.

Does anyone know where / whether a VS 2013 version (wixtoolset ?) is available being worked on yet? Or is there a way to make the current project compatible in VS 2013?


Update 2013-12-02: WiX Toolset 3.8 is released with official support for Visual Studio 2013 editions. It is available for download from ​​wixtoolset.org​​.

You can manually enable Visual Studio 2013 compatibility with older versions of WiX:

  1. Copy
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\WiX to
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\WiX
  2. Modify
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\WiX\extension.vsixmanifest by adding the following:
    <VisualStudio Version="12.0"> <Edition>Ultimate</Edition> <Edition>Premium</Edition> <Edition>Pro</Edition> <Edition>Express_All</Edition> </VisualStudio>
  3. Then open VS2013 Native Tools Command Prompt (from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\Shortcuts) and execute:

devenv /setup

When you open Visual Studio 2013, WiX 3.7 projects will be compatible.