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by Dan
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: Conditionally create shortcut based on the user selection
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Conditionally create shortcut based on the user selection

Hello, To create a shortcut you can follow the steps from the create shortcut tutorial. If the shortcut should be conditionally created, then add the ShortcutsDlg . Based on the checkbox state, the shortcuts placed in the corresponding folders will be created or not. Here we have 2 limitations. To c...
by Dan
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: How add context menu item to Windows Explorer for folders or files
Replies: 0
Views: 1193

How add context menu item to Windows Explorer for folders or files

Hello, In case you want to add context menu item to Windows Explorer for folders or files of any kind, here is what you need to do: Explorer context menu item.png To achieve this, just follow the steps from the following article: 1) Create a new project of Professional type in Advanced Installer: Cr...
by Dan
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Installer autodetects compile time references instead of runtime references - uses ref folder instead of lib folder
Replies: 5
Views: 7203

Re: Installer autodetects compile time references instead of runtime references - uses ref folder instead of lib folder

Hi,

Indeed, we've sent you over the email a hotfix. Please let us know if the problem is fixed when using the sent dll.

Best regards,
Dan
by Dan
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Uninstall is not working for EXE Setup with resources next to it
Replies: 5
Views: 5992

Re: Uninstall is not working for EXE Setup with resources next to it

Hi Alex, I just saw that -in case of uninstalling the program the msiexec is called with the paramter /i. Shouldn't it be /x ?? I manually tried to do this with the /x param and it worked just fine... Why is windows calling the msiexec with /i instead of /x and how can i modify that from within Adva...
by Dan
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Uninstall is not working for EXE Setup with resources next to it
Replies: 5
Views: 5992

Re: Uninstall is not working for EXE Setup with resources next to it

Hi Alex, Sorry for the late reply, we were quite busy these days. It looks like, the installer lost track of the files, because I'm also able to run the installer more than once for the same version of my product. Normally the installation would stop right at the beginning saying that the product is...
by Dan
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: How-to create new variations for an Advanced Installer theme
Replies: 0
Views: 10117

How-to create new variations for an Advanced Installer theme

Hi, If you want to edit an existing variation for a theme in Advanced Installer, here's the correct appraoch. Let's try to implement a blue variation for the Vivid theme: variation_VividBlueSky.png Select theme and variation Slect the theme and variation that you want to be used as a starting point ...
by Dan
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: Configuring auto-updates for a Windows application
Replies: 5
Views: 45482

Re: Configuring auto-updates for a Windows application

Hello,

To automatically install updates at user logon or any other custom trigger, check the following forum thread that contains a sample project and more information on how to achive this: Install updates without elevation, automatically at user logon.

Best regards,
Dan
by Dan
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Updater | Command Line | Multiple commands
Replies: 5
Views: 5531

Re: Updater | Command Line | Multiple commands

Hello, Indeed, we tested this and the log is not created. You need to pass arguments one by one. Only one command line with "/" is accepted at a time. Please try to adjust your code like in the screenshot below: process.png The log file is named "updater.log" and created in the folder where the upda...
by Dan
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Relative PAth
Replies: 1
Views: 4298

Re: Relative PAth

Hi, Note that all paths in your projects are stored as relative or absolute depending on the setting you use in the Project->Options... dialog. Paths are stored (in AIP) by default as relative to the project file (AIP), if they reside on the same logical drive as the AIP. Otherwise, they are stored ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Show proper error on failure
Replies: 3
Views: 6511

Re: Show proper error on failure

Hi Tanya, You can do that using custom action. You can write your own program in C#/C++, something you are familiar with, or you can also use a script like PowerShell or VBScript. If you don't know how to do that, a good point to start is from Powershell command to check if user has permissions to a...
by Dan
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Show proper error on failure
Replies: 3
Views: 6511

Re: Show proper error on failure

Hi Tanya, You can write your own custom action to check if the user belongs to Domain Users group and write into log file. To do that you can run a PowerShell script, something like this: $user = $user = [System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent().Name $groups = 'Domain Users' foreach ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: Install updates without elevation, automatically at user logon
Replies: 0
Views: 20247

Install updates without elevation, automatically at user logon

Hello, Sometimes, installing updates without elevation can be challenging, thus adding here a samples project to implement this could be of great help. Useful resources: To get started with the updater, check the Configuring auto-updates for a Windows application article. To configure the Updater to...
by Dan
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: Display themed dialog instead of standard Launch Condition dialog
Replies: 0
Views: 20905

Display themed dialog instead of standard Launch Condition dialog

Hello, When using custom themes, in case the package has any launch condition defined and the launch condition gets fired during installation, the dialog does not have the UI of the theme, which may not look nice. In this case, you need to substitute the funcionality using custom dialogs. Let's cons...
by Dan
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: New files are not updating properly for upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 8919

Re: New files are not updating properly for upgrade

Hello, Please check the Save user input in XML file and retrive values on upgrade topic where you can find a sample project with this exact scenario. During installation, the user needs to enter some input that is saved into an XML file. During an upgrade, the installer retrieves the values from the...
by Dan
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Error installing driver on ARM64 project
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

Re: Error installing driver on ARM64 project

Hi,

In this case, you need to have your package type as 64-bit package.

In the Install Parameters view you can select the package type.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Best regards,
Dan

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