[wix-users] Problem with properties in localized strings
JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Fri Mar 25 07:31:23 PDT 2016
Does the Shortcut Description attribute format? Looking at the documentation, it does not appear it does. Without formatting, the [property] will not be replaced with the value.
John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer | Integration Development Group | Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS 66214 | Ext: 431050 |JoCooper at jackhenry.com
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I've run into a problem with localized strings. I've found that, in general, you can use a property in a localized string, such as:
<Property Id="ProductVersion" Value="1.0" />
<String Id="MyServiceDesc" Overridable="yes">MyService for MyProduct [ProductVersion]</String>
<ServiceInstall Name="MyService" ... Description="!(loc.MyServiceDesc)" ... />
In this case everything comes out as you'd expect. Of course, the <String /> element is in a .wxl file.
However, if I use this same property in a shortcut name, the property doesn't translate:
<String Id="MyShortcutName" Overridable="yes">MyProduct version [ProductVersion]</String>
<Shortcut Id="MyShortcut" Name="!(loc.MyShortcutName)" ...>
The shortcut in the ProgramMenu comes up as: "MyProduct version [ProductVersion]" instead of "MyProduct version 1.0" as you'd expect. Why does this same property use fail for the shortcut name?
Can anyone help out here? It's not a show stopper, but it would make things much simpler if this worked. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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