[wix-users] [EXTERNAL] - Property / Directory Warning

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 06:30:13 PST 2018

Can you please let me know how to set the builtin value for C:\Program
Files (x86) in a Property Value? I tried <Property Id="APP_DIR"
Value="[ProgramFilesFolder]TestAppDir" />, but I get error while running
the installer.


On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 11:16 PM, Lewis Henderson via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> You can safely ignore the LIGHT1076:ICE48 warning, as long as you're
> always giving the user a chance to validate or change the path.   BTW, make
> sure you're using the built-in property for the "C:\Program Files (x86)"
> directory.
>                                 Lewis
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> Cc: Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] - [wix-users] Property / Directory Warning
> 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
> ignored.*
> I am confused and not sure what to do. Can anyone please help?
> Regards,
> Venkatesh
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