WixUIExtension.dll could not be loaded


I'm trying to make a wix installer. for a web application.

the following is my wsx v3.11 File

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <Wix xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wix/2006/wi"> <Product Id="Guid" Name="TestInstaller" Language="1033" Version="" Manufacturer="CompanyName" UpgradeCode="Guid1"> <Package InstallerVersion="200" Compressed="yes" InstallScope="perMachine" Platform="x64" /> <MajorUpgrade DowngradeErrorMessage="A newer version of [ProductName] is already installed." /> <MediaTemplate EmbedCab="yes" /> <PropertyRef Id="WIX_IS_NETFRAMEWORK_462_OR_LATER_INSTALLED"/> <Condition Message='This setup requires the .NET Framework 4.7 client profile installed.'> <![CDATA[Installed OR WIX_IS_NETFRAMEWORK_462_OR_LATER_INSTALLED]]> </Condition> <Feature Id="Complete" Title="TestInstaller" Description="TestInstaller" Level="1" ConfigurableDirectory='INSTALLFOLDER'> <ComponentGroupRef Id="ProductComponents" /> <ComponentGroupRef Id="ProductBinComponents" /> </Feature> <UIRef Id="WixUI_Mondo" /> <UIRef Id="WixUI_ErrorProgressText" /> </Product> <Fragment> <Directory Id="TARGETDIR" Name="SourceDir"> <Directory Id="INSTALLFOLDER" Name="Test Installer" > <Directory Id="INSTALLBINFOLDER" Name="bin"> </Directory> </Directory> </Directory> </Fragment> <Fragment> <ComponentGroup Id="ProductComponents" Directory="INSTALLFOLDER"> <Component Id="ProductComponent" Win64="yes" Guid="*"> <File Source="C:\Temp\Publish\Web.config" /> <File Source="C:\Temp\Publish\NLog.config"/> <File Source="C:\Temp\Publish\Global.asax"/> </Component> </ComponentGroup> <ComponentGroup Id="ProductBinComponents" Directory="INSTALLBINFOLDER"> <Component Id="ProductBinComponent" Win64="yes" Guid="*"> <File Source="C:\Temp\Publish\bin\Antlr3.Runtime.dll"/> <File Source="C:\Temp\Publish\bin\Antlr3.Runtime.pdb"/> </Component> </ComponentGroup> </Fragment> </Wix>

my problem here is that I don't know what this error message means and by extension have no clue how to fix it.


Either 'Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.AssemblyDefaultWixExtensionAttribute' was not defined in the assembly or the type defined in extension '..........\Program Files (x86)\WiX Toolset v3.11\bin\WixUIExtension.dll' could not be loaded.



<strong><em>1. RTF License File</em></strong>: First make sure you have created your own RTF license file (using WordPad or similar) and then specify to use this RTF file in your WiX source like this:

<pre class="lang-xml prettyprint-override"><!-- Shown for context (one of several possible dialog sets): --> <UIRef Id="WixUI_Mondo" /> <!-- The crucial variable that must be defined (for this dialog set): --> <WixVariable Id="WixUILicenseRtf" Value="TestLicenseAgreement.rtf" /> <blockquote>

For more context and details, please <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/a/47972615/129130" rel="nofollow"><strong>see this example of what minimal tweaks are needed to a fresh WiX project to get it to compile</strong></a> (see inline comments in WiX markup towards bottom).

</blockquote> <hr />

<strong><em>2. Wix.dll</em></strong>: It might be that you have included a reference directly to Wix.dll in addition to WixUIExtension and WixNtFxExtension - both of which you need to keep included.


So in other words: <strong>remove the project reference to Wix.dll</strong> and try to recompile.


If that does not work, remove all references and re-add only WixUIExtension and WixNtFxExtension.

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<strong><em>Some Suggestions & Links</em></strong>:

<ul><li>Similar issue: <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18717073/where-do-i-find-microsoft-tools-windowsinstallerxml-dll" rel="nofollow">Where do I find Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.dll?</a></li> <li>Maybe use a different source path than a temp directory.</li> <li>Maybe exclude the <strong>*.pdb</strong> file from installation, unless you need it for debugging.</li> <li><a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1405100/change-my-component-guid-in-wix/1422121#1422121" rel="nofollow">Use one file per component</a>. IMHO this prevents all kinds of problems.</li> <li>Strip your GUIDs from WiX sources before posting them - or they could be copy / pasted. Not good at all.</li> </ul>


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