[wix-users] Dynamically include all the files in a folder

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Tue Apr 14 05:14:42 PDT 2020

Check out the "-ag" switch.

Additionally, We (FireGiant) provide advanced harvesting (https://www.firegiant.com/wix/wep-documentation/harvesting/) as part of our WiX Expansion Pack commercial tooling (https://www.firegiant.com/products/wix-expansion-pack/).

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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of viharika reddy via wix-users
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 7:18 PM
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Subject: [wix-users] Dynamically include all the files in a folder

Hi All,

I want to include 200+ Help files(English and Japanese) in my MSI package.
We are using *dynamic file linking* option in InstallShield but seems like there is no such option in WiX. I tried to use *heat* to generate two wxs files (one for English help files and another one is for Japanese). The problem that I observed with heat is, it is generating same GUIDs for English and Japanese Help files since most of the file names of English and Japanese help files are same. Also each time, it is changing the GUIDs so minor upgrade won't work as expected. We never had an issue with InstallShield with dynamic file linking during minor upgrade also.

Is there any a better way to include all files/sub-folders in a folder?


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