[wix-users] WixVariable in a separate wxs

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed Jan 31 11:39:41 PST 2018


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

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Edwin Castro via wix-users
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:21 AM
To: Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com>
Cc: Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com>; WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] WixVariable in a separate wxs

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

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