[wix-users] Error LGHT0136 due to secure properties in a merge module?

Christopher Painter chrpai at iswix.com
Wed May 8 03:59:08 PDT 2019

Secure properties in a merge module don't make that much sense.  Who wants to pass  SOMEPROPERTY.SOMELONGGUID=Something at the command line?

I would set the SuppressModularization attribute instead and then also define the the property as secure somewhere else in say the Product.wxs or similiar fragment.

You'll get a warning about SuppressingModularization not reccomended in Merge Modules but I don't buy that advice.

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Subject: [wix-users] Error LGHT0136 due to secure properties in a merge module?

Hi there,

I just stumbled upon a failing build (using WiX 3.11):

A merge module contains both custom actions and Secure properties , and Light gives me the error
error LGHT0136: There was an error importing table 'Property' from file 'C:........\Local\Temp\ j1rx4lj5\j1rx4lj5 \Property.idt'.

After some search, I found bug #3795 (https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/3795), which is said to have resurfaced with 3.11.

Is there any workaround to this bug?

Best regards

Matthias Reuss

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