Advanced Installer 13.0 Release Notes

On June 2nd, 2016 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 13.0 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Advanced Installer brings the future Windows application packaging and deployment standard, AppX, to your existing Win32/.NET applications, through full support for Project Centennial.

Get ready for the next Windows 10 release, the Anniversary Update, scheduled this summer.

AppX for Win32/.NET

Add AppX output to your existing Advanced Installer projects with just a mouse click, for Windows Store deployment or corporate sideloading.

Repackage and convert MSI, EXE and other third party packages under the new AppX format in just a few easy steps, using our Desktop App Converter.


Along with our new full support for UWP applications we've also included a lot of new improvements for App-V, Installer Analytics, our command line interface, Visual Studio extension and many more.

New features

  • Build UWP AppX packages using your current Advanced Installer project
  • Win32 to UWP App Converter
  • Collect Installer Analytics data for Software Environment report
  • Project Content Summary and Reporting

Enhancements

  • App-V 5.x Editor improvements
  • Run the Repackager directly in a VM
  • Automatic detect and replace resources with merge modules after repackaging
  • Support to continue VM repackaging operations for packages that require reboot
  • Scan and fix issues that may interfere with the Repackaging process
  • Added SHA256 timestamp server for Symantec/Thawte/Verisign
  • Added images to "File" menu items for high DPI compatibility
  • Check "Product Version" format when building project
  • Support custom name for VM profiles
  • Allow EUI installations with different digital signatures between EXE bootstraper and MSI database
  • Verify that module GUID is appended in condition and formatted fields in Merge Module projects
  • Notify when adding a regular file/XML/TXT/INI update or file operations are in conflict
  • Support for Lithuanian language in Updater
  • Improvements in evaluating Chained Packages' conditions
  • Predefined condition for minor upgrade scenario
  • Multi-line for the "Description" field of a custom launch condition
  • Command Line Interface
  • Support to configure OS Launch Conditions
  • Generate Project Content Reports
  • Updated Prerequisites and Files options
  • Installer Analytics
  • More predefined time options in "Date" control
  • Filter installation results
  • Switch between different types of charts for a given report
  • Grouping option for Version reports
  • Receive e-mail notifications about new Uninstall Surveys even when the user did not fill in the e-mail field
  • Advanced Installer Extension for Visual Studio
  • Create multiple Advanced Installer projects into the same solution
  • Better output detection for C#.NET projects
  • Include "Copy to Output Directory" resources from solution into package
  • Prerequisites
  • Updated "Adobe AIR 21" prerequisite to latest version 21.0.0.215
  • Updated "Adobe Flash Player 18 ESR" prerequisites to latest version 18.0.0.352
  • Updated "Apache Tomcat 7.0" prerequisite to latest version 7.0.69
  • Updated "Apache Tomcat 8.0" prerequisite to latest version 8.0.35
  • Updated "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" prerequisites to version "Update 2"

Bug fixes

  • Removed obsolete "signcode.exe" from Digital Signature page
  • Fixed serial number validation executed twice on full UI installations
  • Fixed dialogs that contain [...] browse button after the edit box
  • "SetupTypeDlg" icons were not scaled according with the custom DPI size
  • Updater tooltip now shows the current Product Name from the setup project
  • Fixed bugs when installing packages with EUI and "Limit to basic user interface" options enabled
  • Fixed loading projects without a space added after the Product Code GUID
  • CAB was extracted from MSI when building MST
  • "Automatically use previous version's language if installed" option did not work properly
  • Maintenance language was different than the one used at install time
  • "Builds page -> Configuration tab -> MSI Subfolder" field was reset after reopening the project
  • The "/NewShortcut" command did not add the shortcut to the current feature
  • Internal "AI_ExpandArchConfig" custom action failed when all extract archive operations had their conditions evaluated to false
  • Advanced Installer crashed after deleting a ".NET Installer Class action" custom action
  • Fixed OS restart integration for prerequisites install on Surface theme
  • Fixed "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 x86" prerequisite installation when the corresponding 64-bit prerequisite was installed first
  • Installer Analytics
  • Fixed misleading info from the User Base report
  • Uninstall Survey HTML did not render correctly on IE
  • Advanced Installer Extension for Visual Studio
  • Fixed TFS build failure
  • Correctly identify "Copy Local" references
  • Files and Folders page was not refreshed
  • Visual Studio 2013 Setup Project could not detect all project output references correctly