[wix-users] Questions on Heat Command

Joseph L. Casale jcasale at activenetwerx.com
Wed Nov 29 04:58:02 PST 2017

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf
Of Ven H via wix-users
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:29 AM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Cc: Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com>
Subject: [wix-users] Questions on Heat Command

> Also, I have a requirement to have the ability to dynamically add the wxs
> file references generated by the Heat command to the main wxs
> (Product.wxs)
> file, probably as components. Is it possible? Has anyone come across this
> requirement? If so, can you please help?

What do you mean dynamically? When you use heat, you are uncoupling
the explicit contents of a component for example, however you know
you are using heat (you invoked it) as such the component reference is
known ahead of time. The actual contents can remain dynamic.

I have a project where we dynamically generate all the wix source but in
this case the component references are inserted in the same way that heat
invocations are inferred and invoked.

More information about the wix-users mailing list