[wix-users] Property / Directory Warning

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 09:36:05 PST 2018

I have a UI Dialog where I define a property to capture a directory
selected by a user from the Browse dialog. While defining this property, if
I assign the value attribute to a dummy value (which is required during
declaration), I get a warning in the light command, as below.

*warning LGHT1076: ICE48: Directory 'C:\\Program Files(x86)\\App' appears
to be hardcoded in the Property table to a local drive.*

So, if I remove the dummy value, I get an error saying the value is
required or remove the attribute completely. If I remove the attribute
completely, I get another warning in the Candle command,as below.

*warning CNDL1006: Property 'APP_DIR' does not contain a Value attribute
and is not marked as Admin, Secure or Hidden. The Property element is being

I am confused and not sure what to do. Can anyone please help?


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