[wix-users] WixVariable in a separate wxs

Edwin Castro egcastr at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 10:20:55 PST 2018

The code sample really depends on what you have in the Fragment(s)
containing WixUIBannerBmp and WixUIDialogBmp. Remember that when you
reference anything inside a Fragment you get everything in that Fragment.
So if I don't have anything I can reference, then I create an arbitrary
Property used just for referencing.

    <!-- Contains other stuff like WixUIBannerBmp and/or WixUIDialogBmp -->
    <Property Id="DoesNotMatterButWillShowUpInPropertyTable"

Then in another <Fragment> or <Product> I simply reference the Property:

<Product ...>
    <!-- other stuff that goes in Product -->
    <PropertyRef Id="DoesNotMatterButWillShowUpInPropertyTable"/>

I choose an Id that has some meaning for me but isn't too esoteric. I
usually just set Value="1".

Edwin G. Castro

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:50 AM, Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks a lot, Edwin. Sorry for being a bit naive here, but can you please
> provide a code sample?
> Regards,
> Venkatesh
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:15 PM, Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes. You just need to be able to reference something in the Fragment(s)
>> that contain WixUIBannerBmp, WixUIDialogBmp. Perhaps UIRef?
>> Sometimes I create Properties that I don't actually use for anything
>> other than to reference them from another Fragment with PropertyRef.
>> I kind of wish there was a way to reference a Fragment directly for
>> situations where I don't have something I can reference in the Fragment...
>> --
>> Edwin G. Castro
>> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:32 AM, Ven H via wix-users <
>> wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>>> Is it possible to have wix variables like WixUIBannerBmp, WixUIDialogBmp
>>> in
>>> a separate wxs file, rather than Product.wxs? If yes, please explain how.
>>> Since the values of these variables are paths, I cannot have them as
>>> properties and I don't want to use preprocessor variables. Please help.
>>> Regards,
>>> Venkatesh
>>> ____________________________________________________________________
>>> WiX Toolset Users Mailing List provided by FireGiant
>>> http://www.firegiant.com/

More information about the wix-users mailing list