[wix-users] What is "bind" time? (Was: Re: Empty WixVariable)

Edwin Castro egcastr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 11:47:08 PST 2018

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:42 AM, Rob Mensching via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> WixVariables are a "bind" time thing not "compile" time thing. <smile/>
> build = preprocess + compile + link + bind

This isn't the first time I've heard or read about "bind" time. I think I
understand preprocess, compile, and link. I think preprocess and compile
are done by candle.exe and I think that link and bind are done by
light.exe. I thought link combined a number of referenced fragments to
produce a package but if that is the case, then what is left to do in

Edwin G. Castro

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