[wix-users] Call Heat.exe in a C# console application

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 09:21:57 PST 2018

Thank you Joseph. Can you please explain what is XLM or did you mean XML
and it was a typo? Actually, I have to generate the markup for COM
components dynamically using C#. I was wondering, if there is an easier or
better way than using Heat.exe


On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:26 PM, Joseph L. Casale <
jcasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:

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> Subject: [wix-users] Call Heat.exe in a C# console application
> > Is it possible to call heat.exe in a C# console application? If so, can
> > anyone please explain the steps? Also, can we read the output of heat
> > command into a string variable in C# instead of writing to a file? Please
> > help.
> See the System.Diagnostics.Process class, use a tmp file and read it after.
> You can probably perform the same thing manually use one of the two XLM
> facilities provided natively by c# if you are only harvesting files.

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