Advanced Installer 14.6 Release Notes

On February 19th, 2018 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 14.6 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 brings a new set of predefined custom actions for managing AppX packages, streamlining your deployment for modern applications on Windows 10.

Watch the following video to see how easily to configure your MSI/EXE to also install and uninstall an AppX package.


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

  • Custom Actions to Install/Uninstall a certificate
  • Custom Actions to Install/Uninstall an APPX package
  • Support for UWP localizations
  • Support for COM import from an APPX package
  • UWP synchronization for registry protocols and startup tasks
  • Conditional installation of directory structures
  • Ability to store a property during an Administrative Install
  • Placeholder text for Edit Boxes when using Enhanced UI
  • Search functionality in Translations for Project Strings and Default Strings

Enhancements

  • "Use App default values" option disabled for extensions that don't support it
  • Auto-close command for Updater
  • Display list of files for which registration information was refreshed
  • DLL registration support for when DLLs are on a network location
  • 64-bit components marked by default when changing package type to 64-bit
  • Encrypt MSI properties
  • Save default strings in a relative location
  • Allow the installer to use paths longer than MAX_PATH (260 characters)
  • Improvements for UWP COM Synchronization
  • Import Upgrade Code from UWP package
  • Global per-build events are executed before any projects checks
  • Save features collapsed state and order
  • FileTypeAssociation extension supports ShellNewFileName and ShellNewDisplayName
  • Allow ordering Merge Modules in an MSI project
  • Improve Direct UI control preview in Dialog Editor

Bug fixes

  • Modify button remains enabled after canceling the "Edit INI entry" dialog
  • Snapshot check-boxes from VM Profile is not updated
  • Report Viewer.msi fails to be imported in AI
  • Repackager/VM Launcher crashes on VM after successfully repackaging
  • SQL Query action fails unexpectedly
  • Fast Install option break installed file permissions
  • Error when building MST/MSI file for administrative image of an MSI package
  • Advanced Installer error when adding a DLL to the Assemblies page
  • Cannot add new file to attached MSI
  • Update only declarations view when UWP sync is enabled
  • Cannot save an edited MSI
  • The controls from SetupTypeDlg does not have icon
  • Transform file cannot be replicated with Advanced Installer
  • Problem loading COMs when editing an MSI file
  • Custom Launch Conditions are not displayed when Editing MSI
  • Crash when selecting an MSI as attached Custom Action in Edit MSI mode
  • Merge Modules CABs are deleted at the end of building a web installer with one cab per feature
  • Functions increase in number after each action for native DLL Custom Action
  • VSTS build fail when using the Hosted VS2017 agent
  • MST transform file is built and then deleted
  • Image buttons displays the elevation shield even if the package is already elevated
  • Themes preview rendered incorrectly on custom DPI
  • Rebuild fails after interchanging features content when using Cab per Feature and Merge Modules
  • COM info is not extracted when building an Appx package
  • The CAB contains corrupted file in a certain scenario when "One CAB archive per feature" option is used
  • Setup packages with large files could not locate the installation files when placed on a USB disk
  • MaskedLine control not editable
  • Merge Module support is broken for projects using LZMA
  • MSI properties on command line not converted to uppercase when running with Enhanced UI
  • Logon as a service policy is not set for local accounts which do not explicitly contain the computer name
  • Updater localization issues
  • Formatted fields lexer is saying a temp file reference is invalid because it cannot recognize it
  • The repository dictionary is not always the first in the list from the "Dictionary" tab
  • ConfigureDlg is not displayed after ClientServerDlg
  • The splash screen remains on screen instead of disappearing
  • View theme gets changed if you double click on the Classic's scrollbar
  • The property associated with the temporary file copy is unchanged
  • Missing Farsi dictionary
  • "Go to Resource" is not present in MSM context menu from Organization
  • Packages that cannot be removed from Control Panel
  • The MSI extracted from an LZMA compressed package is not removed after the install/uninstall of the package
  • TweakAppv issues when creating reg_multi_sz registry
  • "Full Trust" capability is enabled for Windows Store App
  • Load Wise and IS custom tables in QuickEdit mode
  • Project with custom ARP is always marked as modified after leaving the view
  • Issue when setting icon for build executable with path variable
  • XML comments are always written on disk even if they already exist
  • Jenkins build failure when including a program for a .cfgm extension
  • Deprecated updates issues not displayed when only one update is available
  • ARPCOMMENTS is displayed in the Task Manager instead of ProductName when EUI is enabled
  • Images and controls are not displayed correctly on a "Tab Host" when the OS uses the Classic theme
  • "Static Text" controls do not have transparency on a "Tab host" when the OS uses the Classic theme
  • Feature-based prerequisite is installed on OSes that are not checked in the "Supported Windows Versions" list
  • Second Pre-install prerequisite is skipped when denying to reboot after the first one's installation