[wix-users] harvesting COM registration data

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed Nov 28 08:56:24 PST 2018

heat.exe does not support extracting COM registration for executables.

There is a commercial solution from FireGiant in the "WiX Expansion Pack" that supports harvesting COM registration from executables (and more): https://www.firegiant.com/products/wix-expansion-pack/#heatwave-harvesting (documentation here: https://www.firegiant.com/wix/wep-documentation/harvesting/)

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

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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Reuss, Matthias via wix-users
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Cc: Reuss, Matthias <matthias.mr.reuss at sivantos.com>
Subject: [wix-users] harvesting COM registration data


does heat extract COM registration data from "Local Servers" (i.e. .exe COM servers)?

I could successfully retrieve this information from some COM dlls, and also from some COM Interop assemblies, but when harvesting an .exe which is supposed to self-register using the -regserver switch, heat does not output COM registration data.

Am I missing something, or is this a missing feature (I am using wix 3.11.1)?

Is there a recommended workaround?

Best regards

Matthias Reuss

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