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WiX v4 Crashes Visual Studio During Build (Merge Module) #5875

iswix-llc opened this Issue Sep 11, 2018 · 0 comments


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ghost commented Sep 11, 2018

  • Which version of WiX are you building with?

  • Which version of Visual Studio are you building with (if any)?
    VS 2017 Enterprise 15.8.2 (repro on VS2013 and VS2015 also)

  • Which version of the WiX Toolset Visual Studio Extension are you building with (if any)?
    VS2017 09.21.62588

  • Which version of .NET are you building with?

  • If the problem occurs when installing your packages built with WiX, what is the version of Windows the package is running on?

  • Describe the problem and the steps to reproduce it.

I used IsWiX to create a simple MSM/MSI combo containing a single EXE with a shortcut. (Source attached) When building it in Visual Studio the entire IDE is crashed and the following is found in EventViewer.

Application: devenv.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.NullReferenceException
at WixToolset.Bind.Databases.ExtractMergeModuleFilesCommand.CreateFacadesForMergeModuleFiles(WixToolset.Data.Rows.WixMergeRow, System.Collections.Generic.List1<WixToolset.Bind.Databases.FileFacade>, System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary2<System.String,WixToolset.Bind.Databases.FileFacade>)
at WixToolset.Bind.Databases.ExtractMergeModuleFilesCommand.Execute()
at WixToolset.Bind.BindDatabaseCommand.Execute()
at WixToolset.Binder.BindDatabase(WixToolset.Data.Output, System.String, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable1<WixToolset.Bind.FileTransfer> ByRef, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable1<System.String> ByRef)
at WixToolset.Binder.Bind(WixToolset.Data.Output, System.String)
at WixToolset.Tools.Light.Run()
at WixToolset.Tools.Light.Execute(System.String[])
at WixToolset.Tools.Light.Main(System.String[])

Exception Info: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException
at System.RuntimeMethodHandle.InvokeMethod(System.Object, System.Object[], System.Signature, Boolean)
at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.UnsafeInvokeInternal(System.Object, System.Object[], System.Object[])
at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.Invoke(System.Object, System.Reflection.BindingFlags, System.Reflection.Binder, System.Object[], System.Globalization.CultureInfo)
at WixToolset.Build.Tasks.WixToolTask.ExecuteToolThread(System.Object)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(System.Object)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart(System.Object)

@barnson barnson added this to the v4.0 milestone Sep 13, 2018

@barnson barnson added the bug label Sep 13, 2018

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