Advanced Installer 14.9 Release Notes

On May 24th, 2018 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 14.9 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

A WYSIWYG dialogs editor is incomplete without an Undo support that enables you to try changes easily, our latest version fixes this.

Not all mistakes can be reverted, especially security breaches. We want to help all our users digitally sign their packages as easy as possible. Check out our new option to generate self-signed code signing certificates that you can use either for in-house deployment of company apps or for testing AppX packages sideloading.


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

  • Undo functionality when using the Dialog Editor
  • Test certificate for signing packages
  • Predefined prerequisites and launch condition for Java 10
  • Predefined prerequisites and launch conditions for .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • Predefined launch conditions for Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Enhancements

  • Support to build a patch in VSTS
  • Ability to set the priority level for client machines requesting a floating license slot
  • Option to ignore empty attributes when writing an XML file from scratch
  • Support for pseudo-formatted references for the extension name
  • Resources are properly removed when deleting
  • Can move multiple components at once from one feature to another using the "Move to Existing Feature" option in the search results pane from "Organization" page
  • Display full folder path for root folders
  • Update Java 8 prerequisites to latest version 8u171
  • Update .NET Core 2.0 prerequisites to latest version 2.0.7
  • Simplified Files view context menus for MSM projects
  • Repackage an application on a virtual machine from inside a virtual machine
  • Update Russian localization
  • XML Updates won't create a backup copy if there are no modifications
  • Extract cabinet files without requiring administrative privileges
  • New column for "Component" name in Files and Registry views
  • The Repackager automatically generates a .BAT script file with the options from a session, to easily automate future sessions

Bug fixes

  • Bulk editing in Registration does not work properly
  • Fix WACK detection criteria to support both x86 and x64 installs
  • Fix error due to adding an InstallDlg in a Professional project type
  • MSI is not prevented from running outside the EXE package when an old project is upgraded
  • Changing the build disables the delete button from the ribbon
  • Readme ARP control panel entry no longer works if you select the Surface theme
  • Uninstall cleanup failed when using paths with Chinese characters
  • Package type is reset when building an MSM project
  • When adding a checklist, the Control Data is disabled in the context menu
  • Build error when adding APPX build using quick-edit MSI
  • The "Delete items from combo box" custom action doesn't work if the total character count of the values contained by the combo box is larger than 88 characters
  • Tab navigation not working on certain pages in virtual machine provisioner
  • How-to videos button is not working for MST
  • TweakAppv doesn't update the AppxManifest when using the "UpdateSupportedOSes.xsl" sample
  • Repackaging operation fails after restart on VMs which are not yet connected to a network
  • Error when using “Convert Paths” and a UWP build is included in the project
  • KeyPath not detected for target component when adding an ini file
  • Extend Maintenance Plan option from the Messages page is not working
  • Empty registry keys are duplicated when importing an RPK file
  • XML comments are duplicated when upgrading
  • Chained package is not uninstalled during main product upgrade
  • "Localization..." option is not available for properties anymore
  • Duplicating a dialog and then changing the theme results in a crash
  • Deleting files during cascade transform fails
  • Files inside builds fail if cache folder is inaccessible
  • COM Registries with short paths do not contain files references when importing certain RPKs
  • Fix Quick-editing of MSI packages without any value set for SummaryInfo>CodePage