View Full Version : Merge Module String Identifiers - keep the GUID?

07-15-2012, 07:29 PM
In a merge module project:

When I create a new String in the String Table dialog/editor, the Identifier is post-pended with the Module ID GUID.

For example: ID_STRING1.23F6A2BD_A1B9_4C78_AF32_E62761882C7A

Do I need to keep the GUID attached? What will happen if I remove it?

07-17-2012, 06:31 PM
I think the idea is to keep strings from different merge modules from colliding, which could happen if you remove the ID from the end. A similar thing happens with MSI properties, which you can see by generating a log file when you run an installer with some merge modules in it.