Wix Toolset - Can we add a new Feature in a wix msp patch (using a small update) RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are working on a small update for our application. the below is what i am doing-

    1. Say we gave a SampleFeature in our major release (SampleAppFirst.msi)

    2. Now we need a change to the feature which will need some files to be removed from the existing installation. So we did modify the SampleFeature and generated an msi, say SampleAppSecond.msi.

    3. Using Wix toolset- we run the Pyro command but the Patch.msp creation fail with the below error for multiple files which need to be deleted-

    Removing component 'comp6105d295194744b080cf48cde3ea7264' from feature 'SampleFeature' is not supported. Either the component was removed or the guid changed. Add the component back, undo the change to the component guid, or remove the entire feature.

    My question here:-

    What do we need to do to be able to deliver the changes in a Patch.msp. Can i add a new feature altogether. Is it allowed to deliver a new feature in a msp?

    Appreciate any help here.



    Mounika K

    • Moved by Stanly Fan Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:27 AM
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:06 AM


  • Hi,

    This forum is discussing and asking questions about the Windows Form and ClickOnce. About "Wix", it will be more appropriate to ask your question at Wix Forum, or use mailing list to ask.

    Thank you for your understanding.



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