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To:wix-users@lists.sourceforge.net From:Bruce Cran Subject:[WiX-users] candle: error and stack trace with RemoveFile-only component Date:Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:54:18 +0100
 

I'm using WiX 3.6.2221.0 (beta) and found that if I create a component
that only has RemoveFile elements, an error and stack trace are displayed:

candle.exe(0,0): error CNDL0001: Cannot set column 'Component' with a
null value because this is a required field.
Exception Type: System.InvalidOperationException
Stack Trace:
at
Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.ColumnDefinition.ValidateValue(Object value)
at
Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Compiler.ParseComponentElement(XmlNode
node, ComplexReferenceParentType parentType, String parentId, String
parentLanguage, Int32 diskId, String directoryId, String srcPath)
at
Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Compiler.ParseComponentGroupElement(XmlNode
node, ComplexReferenceParentType parentType, String parentId)
at
Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Compiler.ParseProductElement(XmlNode
node)
at
Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Compiler.ParseWixElement(XmlNode node)
at
Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Compiler.Compile(XmlDocument source)
at
Microsoft.Tools.WindowsInstallerXml.Tools.Candle.Run(String[] args)

The source is similar to:

<Component>
<RemoveFile Id="app.exe" On="both" Name="app.exe" Directory="SomeFolder"/>
</Component>

I guess something should be catching the error sooner?

--
Bruce Cran

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