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Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:35 pm

Hi,

If you want to learn more about Advanced Installer check below for pointers on the most relevant content.

In our User Guide you can read: Watch Videos
Also, you should subscribe to the Advanced Installer YouTube channel, so you can be notified anytime we add a new video.

For Beginners or Developers
The following tutorials have the purpose of passing you through the most basic and used features when creating a setup package.
For full time Packagers
Additionally, we will constantly post links with our latest news/features, videos and tutorials. Your feedback is more than welcome.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:10 pm

Hi,

Version 11.5 includes support to build and edit AppX packages.

Read the above linked article for more details or check our AppX Video.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:28 am

Hi,

Another powerful new feature included in version 11.5 is our support to automatically run an installation into a VM.

Check out the Test in VM video to see how it works.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:44 am

Hi,

Here is a cool feature of Advanced Installer that you might not know of. It's our support to test the installation UI.
Give it a try and you'll see how much time it will save you.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:51 am

Hi,

Did you ever needed to install two files with the same name in the same location? For example localized user guide, graphics, dictionaries, etc.
The above linked video shows how you can do this - in about 1 minute.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:09 am

Hi,

Watch the following video to see how you can conditionally display a dialog. More to follow :).

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:27 am

Hi everyone,

Today I am going to show you how to set per build source paths for your installation files.
Check out the video and let me know what else would you like to see in our future videos.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:51 pm

Hi,

Starting with AI version 11.6 you can now pin shortcuts on the taskbar.

“With great power comes great responsibility”, so this feature should be used wisely. For software vendors Microsoft recommends strictly NOT
to pin shortcuts on the taskbar or start menu as this is an action reserved only for the end users installing your application.

However, if you are a packager/sys admin and your job is to prepare an OS image from head to tail, including pinned shortcuts, then this feature is for you.
Check out the video linked in the beginning to see how easy it is to pin your shortcuts.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by clint » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:07 am

Great stuff!

Good job AI !

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:48 am

Thanks Clint. Let us know if you think you have some subjects worth to mention here or that would be nice to see in a short video.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:02 pm

Hi,

In case you did not know, Advanced Installer allows you to add notes in the project, so you can easily collaborate with your colleagues.

This feature is also very useful if you work rarely in the setup project, and need to remember why exactly you configured the project like this later one when you come back on it.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by clint » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:20 pm

Yes! I found that out and really appreciate it.

It was a request I once had back in 2009, http://www.advancedinstaller.com/forums ... f=1&t=9551and at that time I was told by Gabriel Barbu it was already on the TODO list.

It is really a very helpful feature, especially:
1. on larger projects,
2. or as you say, on projects which are not worked on often, returning months later to it and wondering why something was done a certain way
3. when others work on the same project.
4. Documenting changes
5. etc.

Just as useful as adding comments to lines of code.

Great feature!

Thank you!

clint

<edit> Actually, it's much, much better than just adding comments to lines of code ;-)

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Using the Trial & Registration feature

Post by clint » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:06 pm

Hi,

Maybe you could create a video on this?


Thank you
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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by Bogdan » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:26 am

Hi Clint,

Sorry, maybe I am not understanding correctly. But I don't understand for what should we make a video?
The notes support video we have is linked in my last post.

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Re: Learning Advanced Installer - Resources

Post by clint » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:14 am

Helllo Bogdan,

It was in the Subject Line

video for: "Using the Trial & Registration feature".

Thank you,
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