[wix-users] Custom action sequencing

Hoover, Jacob Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com
Thu Aug 3 08:32:03 PDT 2017

I remember commenting about FragmentRef, but that never existed as far as I am aware. Usually I use a Property in the fragment, and a PropertyRef in the main Product.wxs, but you can use any element type in the fragment and use a "*Ref" element in the Product.wxs to pull it in. 

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Joseph L. Casale
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From: Blair Murri [mailto:osito at live.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:15 PM
To: Joseph L. Casale <jcasale at activenetwerx.com>; WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: RE: [wix-users] Custom action sequencing

> No, there's no limit. I suspect that the linker is ignoring your unreferenced fragments.
> Look to see if other components in the fragments with the missing sequences exist in your MSI. If not, research how WiX uses/references fragments to keep your MSIs clean.
That was exactly it, the fragment lacked anything explicitly referenced.
As a result, all the contents were ignored.

Looking at some SO posts, it seems the Fragment element Id attribute once facilitated inclusion by a FragmentRef which is now gone, that's a shame...

Appreciated the insight,

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