[wix-devs] Burn Variable breaking changes

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 14:44:48 PDT 2020

No, I don't want Variable/@Literal. You would say Type="literalString"
instead of Type="string" in authoring.

I can research that, but I'm guessing that the option of specifying a
column as Formatted is how they solved it. Which doesn't really have an
equivalent in Burn.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 1:49 AM Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:

> > In that case, I would rather not have Variable/@Literal and instead
> > add a new variant type of BURN_VARIANT_TYPE_LITERAL_STRING. I feel
> > like it's more correct in saying that a string value is literal,
> > instead of declaring a Variable to be literal.
> So, Variable/@Literal would initialize the type on the variant to
> "BURN_VARIANT_TYPE_LITERAL_STRING"? After that would there be a way to
> convert the variant to a formattable string?
> The Windows Installer has the same challenges with its UI. Perhaps we
> should consider how they addressed these issues.

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