[wix-users] Need help with building msi with dynamic filenames in wix

Benny Bürger buerger at simba.de
Wed May 13 10:32:49 PDT 2020

You should have a look here:

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Betreff: [wix-users] Need help with building msi with dynamic filenames in wix

I have an angular project that uses dynamic files when deployed to production

These files have hashes appended to them and are all stored in a folder called "dist"


How can I build the wix config file(that packages these files into an MSI) with these dynamically named files?


My current .wxs file looks similar to this


<Component Id="Comp1" Guid="AF2333223-ADS23-123S-12313123123" WIN64="yes">

<File Id="file2" Name="runtime.js" DiskId="1" Source="runtime.js" />

<File Id="file3" Name="main.js" DiskId="1" Source=" main.js" />

<File Id="file4" Name="scripts.js" DiskId="1" Source=" scripts.js" />

<File Id="file5" Name="polyfills.js" DiskId="1" Source=" polyfills.js" />



The files are dynamically named and would look like this




How can I setup my wix config file to grab dynamic files to copy into the MSI package instead of these hardcoded files? Will wix respond to wildcard characters? Like if I tell it to grab Source=" scripts.*.js" will it work?

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