Advanced Installer 14.4 Release Notes

On October 26th, 2017 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 14.4 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The latest version of Advanced Installer completes our integration with Visual Studio Team Services with full support for hosted VMs, thus creating new continuous integration options for your team.

Improve your PowerShell custom actions with built-in testing from our GUI. Take a look at the following video to see this new feature in action:


We're not done, many more improvements were included too, along with the usual tweaking around the existing features from Advanced Installer. Check out the full list below.

New features

Enhancements

  • Default LocId of column changes when its default text changes
  • Service Name field from Service to Install supports formatted references
  • All files with the specified extension are removed from project when "Ignore *.? files" is selected
  • Support for deprecating updates
  • None Start Point disabled for windows 8/8.1 schema
  • New CLI to set the package type
  • Support appending custom permissions for files from MSM
  • Improvements to MsiAssemblyTable and MsiAssmblyName
  • Visual Studio Import wizard new option for build imported solution configurations
  • Detect and import localization resource files for .NET applications(Visual Studio Extension)

Bug fixes

  • Every CA of "Launch ..." type with conditional field, crashes AI after being moved to any Install Stage
  • When adding VS Project Output files we have only the icon no file name
  • Crash when adding resources to ignore list from rpkdiff
  • Importing old rpk files does not import all shortcuts
  • Default Preset "Bullet" from Run in VM Profiles (Builds TAB) is missing
  • Error messages are not displayed on the dialog when acquiring a floating license
  • Project is marked as modified when navigating through Windows feature bundles
  • Updater hangs when launched silently and the certificate of the HTTPS server is invalid
  • Invalid short folder name
  • Text style is ignored for disabled edit box controls on Surface them
  • "Masked Edit" control on Surface does not look disabled
  • Wack validation should not start when building APPV or MST packages
  • Feature state not correctly reflected on our selection controls
  • Project string not displayed properly in edit mode
  • Right views which contains a splitter are not focused after opening a project
  • Control text is not preserved after saving its containing dialog to repository
  • Adding duplicated dialog from repository gives error
  • Publisher ID is not extracted from the certificate used in project when adding an UWP build
  • Cannot import some .appx files from appx bundles
  • Resuming dialogs displayed during the uninstall
  • File and folder path validation doesn't fail for paths which contain a space before a backslash
  • Empty registry keys extracted by the "Extract registration info from native library" optional
  • Text field length ignored on Surface theme
  • "Update Installed Detection" drawing issue
  • The Add, Edit, Remove context menu options of the ".Net Installer Class" custom action do not work
  • The launcher (Launch File or Open URL) should launch the application and then return, not wait for it to close. Add this as a command line option maybe
  • Having an empty Windows Feature bundle breaks the project build
  • /setloglevel off is not working
  • Configurable ProgID is not working in File Association for MSM Projects
  • Control Tab order doesn't work properly on Surface Theme
  • Features with "One CAB archive per feature" option change files sequence when a file is added
  • Launch Conditions should be included in MSI when building an app-v application
  • AI Crash when editing Registry key
  • COM doesn't disappear after disabling [Show COM Registry] button
  • Requesting condition auto-completion may crash in Free projects
  • File association problem - the "File Type Associations" feature is always recreated
  • Files Configuration for Signing” Double entries
  • Adding shortcut icon from Files and Folders page removes tile logos from Visual Assets page
  • The same name is displayed in the "Programs and Features" list when multiple instances are installed
  • Merge module files sequence could vary in File table when merged into MSI at build time
  • Prerequisites from disk are not uninstalled if the main EXE installer is deleted
  • 'Lock screen capability' is missing from Capabilities page
  • The UI is incorrectly draw if uncheck Left Pane
  • Crash when importing a specific rpk file
  • "Only non empty views" option excludes Product details view
  • Remove predefined prerequisite for "Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime"
  • Remove prerequisites for SQL Server 2005 (unsupported)
  • Disabled the ARP Repair option for EXE > Files Inside
  • Chained package repair from ARP in Control Panel doesn't work
  • "Silent (No UI)" command line is ignored for predefined Visual Studio prerequisites
  • Log on as a service support misbehaves for domain account
  • IIS "Application Mapping Properties" dialog marks project as modified even without changes
  • Bootstrapper is launched twice after reboot
  • Updater crash when the updates download is cancelled
  • Swidtag files not deleted on uninstall if a repair was performed
  • Action text flickers in Surface theme
  • The changes afler build operation are not automatically saved
  • Bundled JRE menu is wrongly disabled for MSI build
  • Help pages do not exist for some Declarations
  • Fix "Only Non-empty views" option for UWP views
  • Convert Source Paths is enabled when it shouldn't be
  • Feature details are lost in a specific scenario
  • Go to Component is enabled when it shouldn't be
  • Cannot execute an.AIC file on an update project
  • Enhanced UI does not work on Spring Theme
  • No installed files to select upon trying to create shortcut
  • The buttons from "Compare with original package" dlg remain enabled and throw a stack trace
  • Combobox Delete custom action does not work
  • Deleting features deletes hidden components
  • Unable to add "ASP.NET Web Site" project in "Projects Output Dialog" from extension