WiX Toolset

FeatureRef Element

Description
Create a reference to a Feature element in another Fragment.
Windows Installer references
None
Parents
Feature, FeatureGroup, FeatureRef, Fragment, PatchFamily, Product
Inner Text
None
Children
Choice of elements (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • Component (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • ComponentGroupRef (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • ComponentRef (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • Feature (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • FeatureGroup (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • FeatureGroupRef (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • FeatureRef (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • MergeRef (min: 0, max: unbounded)
  • Any Element (namespace='##other' processContents='Lax') Extensibility point in the WiX XML Schema. Schema extensions can register additional elements at this point in the schema.
Attributes
Name Type Description Required
Id String The identifier of the Feature element to reference. Yes
IgnoreParent YesNoType Normally feature references that are nested under a parent element create a connection to that parent. This behavior is undesirable when trying to simply reference a Feature in a different Fragment. Specify 'yes' to have this feature reference not create a connection to its parent. The default is 'no'.  
Any Attribute (namespace='##other' processContents='lax') Extensibility point in the WiX XML Schema. Schema extensions can register additional attributes at this point in the schema.
See Also
Wix Schema, Feature