[wix-users] How to add wix extension when harvesting with HeatDirectory

Tigran Galoyan tigran.galoyan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 08:00:10 PDT 2020

Hi Bob,

I thought that way I could add the xmlns namespace for the extension I need
into my generated wxs file, since later with XSL transform I add firewall
exceptions to my wxs for some harvested components. I know that I can avoid
all this headache if we go with WEP by Firegiant, however, it's not an
option at this time, so I have to use basic heat.exe and use XSLT for
further massaging the generated wxs files.


On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 9:20 PM Bob Arnson <bob at firegiant.com> wrote:

> Why do you want an extension for HeatDirectory?
> -----Original Message-----
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> Tigran Galoyan via wix-users
> Sent: Friday, 24 April, 2020 09:15
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> Cc: Tigran Galoyan <tigran.galoyan at gmail.com>
> Subject: [wix-users] How to add wix extension when harvesting with
> HeatDirectory
> Hi Community,
> I can see that when running heat.exe at command line I can pass -ext
> <wixextension>, and include e.g. WixFirewallExtension (
> https://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/overview/heat.html).
> However, I do my harvesting using the HeatDirectory task element in my
> wixproj file (
> https://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/msbuild/task_reference/heatdirectory.html
> ).
> With the latter, unfortunately, I cannot see a way to add an extension.
> How can I achieve this with the HeatDirectory element? Thanks in advance.
> Best,
> Tigran
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