On July 26th, 2011 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 8.3 in Freeware, Professional, For Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 8.3 release introduces the Advanced Installer extension for Microsoft Visual Studio, offering a better integration of your installer into your IDE for an improved development work-flow.

Also new is the SharePoint Solution Editor, allowing you to easily modify and remove SharePoint solutions right from your Advanced Installer IDE.

Office native add-in support complements our existing Office Add-In VSTO support.

New features in this release

  • Advanced Installer Visual Studio integration
  • SharePoint solution editor
  • Office native add-in support
  • Download on demand support for Merge Module cabinet files
  • SQL Server Express 2005 SP4 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • SQL Server Express 2008 SP2 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Internet Explorer 9 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Register font command line option
  • Revamped Start Page and New Project dialog for simpler, clearer project creation

Enhancements to existing features

  • Create or append text files support
  • Support all network profiles for Windows Firewall configuration
  • Display SharePoint operations log during maintenance
  • Auto register support for 64-bit DLL files
  • Improved resource cleaner performance on Windows 2008
  • Display country for each entry in select languages dialog
  • Perform server-side serial number validation only once for an installation process
  • Support email address in server-side serial number validation
  • Custom project template can no longer be opened directly

Bug fixes

  • Crash in Office add-in installation when using long paths
  • XML searches were not performed in InstallExecuteSequence
  • Exception when saving an imported INI file
  • Prerequisites with duplicate searches were not converted correctly
  • Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable prerequisite was not detected correctly
  • XML and Text file searches did not preserve browsing information
  • Crash when using Browse Web Sites and Virtual Directories wizard
  • Crash when building a project with caching
  • Error when testing searches for an installed product
  • File removal conditions were not saved correctly
  • Files with no name were not removed by uninstall cleanup
  • Advanced licensing trial was not extended correctly
  • Radio Button Group did switch between radio buttons from keyboard on Enhanced UI
  • InstallTypeDlg dialog did not work on Enhanced UI
  • Java products did not support non-ANSI characters
  • Java product registration dialog was not localized for multilingual packages
  • .NET Assembly Precompilation failed when included from Merge Module
  • Feature condition controls remained enabled when cancelling condition editing
  • Chained packages were not displayed in Build Content tab from Media page

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