[wix-users] Features that share installation paths

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Sat Jan 7 13:55:20 PST 2017

If you're interested, we created a much different approach to harvesting at FireGiant: https://www.firegiant.com/wix/wep-documentation/harvesting/ 

May work well for your situation. It's part of our WiX Expansion Pack: https://www.firegiant.com/products/wix-expansion-pack/

 Short replies here. Complete answers over there: http://www.firegiant.com/

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Joseph L. Casale
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [wix-users] Features that share installation paths

Hi Blair,
No identical files, just similar destination base paths.

For now I pass a transform to drop the outermost containing DirectoryRef with ID='TARGETDIR'
then convert all of its Directory elements to DirectoryRef elements, the IDs are known as they are the directory name capitalized so it's pretty basic.

The downside is when a new feature is added, I possibly have to extend the Directory fragment in the main product.wxs.

This seemed to be the simplest however I imagine there is a better way still.


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