[wix-users] Wix Bundle and ARP DisplayVersion

Hoover, Jacob Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com
Tue Nov 28 15:01:45 PST 2017

The short answer is... You can't.

The Bundle/@Version attribute is used to populate them both. You could always write a WIP to suggest this, but having the version of the file != what is displayed in ARP would just be confusing, so I doubt it would get much traction.

Is there a reason you can't change your build system to produce valid version numbers?

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Subject: [wix-users] Wix Bundle and ARP DisplayVersion

I'm trying to figure out how to change the DisplayVersion in the ARP registry for a bundle. Our products have really large build number, so I can't put them into the 4th field of the ProductVersion.

Looking to do something like:
Bundle Version = 1.2.3
Bundle DisplayVersion =

I see the DisplayVersion is written by the engine via RegistrationParseFromXml(), but following that up the stack, I don't know how (or where) to author the manifest/xml file to populate that data.
Any tips?


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