Advanced Installer 15.0 Release Notes

On June 28th, 2018 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 15.0 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

MSIX has just been released on the Windows Insider rings and we're working hard to get all that supported into Advanced Installer. Until then you can try out the latest improvements we brought in for Desktop Brigde apps.

The future of software packaging on Windows has been announced, but we still need to help you increase your productivity in the present too, with powerful MSI features, like our new powerful INI import from the following video.


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

  • AppX bundles support
  • New flags for Desktop Bridge apps:
      - Console UWP apps
      - Multiple-Instance apps
      - Broader File-System access
  • Request MSI elevation, aka "Run as administrator" (without an EXE bootstrapper)
  • Import and merge multiple INI files with automated parsing for MSI property references
  • Performance boost: Visual Studio extension re-implementation using COM
  • Support for .NET Core for the Visual Studio extension
  • Command line for setting the EULA from LicenseAgreementDlg predefined dialog

Enhancements

  • Upgrades view displayed in QuickEdit mode
  • Command-line to convert a source path to a path variable
  • Support for automatically localizing known users and groups using localized properties
  • Built-in fix for build warning: "The directory APPDIR is used by feature MainFeature”
  • Option to skip the SSRS deployment for empty folders
  • Replace all updates using the "/AddUpdateReplacement" command-line switch
  • AppListEntry moved to the Application View and updated the default value
  • Executing post events build before EXE packaging option is disabled for UWP builds
  • "Action Text..." hyperlink is disabled for commit custom actions

Bug fixes

  • Error when editing a MSI with unsupported _Validation rows
  • References from Upgrades view were not displayed
  • EXE setup launched silently thrown msiexec error
  • Multilingual web installer hanged on Windows 10 other than English
  • Build error if CAB didn't have the CAB extension in the Media table
  • Support import/quickedit of MSI with double backslash for registry paths
  • Bundled JRE was not found by sibling java products
  • Command checkbox was not kept when moving build events
  • Build failed for projects with old prerequisites placed in the repository
  • FTA declarations were not re-synchronized upon deleting and re-adding an application
  • Pre-install prerequisites used the "Full UI" command lines during a silent installation
  • Certain App Execution Alias declarations were not synchronized
  • Fixed Table Editor crash, in Properties table
  • Ignore "Default Web Site" when auto-enabling Windows features at install time
  • Desktop App Migration declaration was not correctly synchronized
  • Wix import failed to work for particular projects
  • Error when clicking on Product from Organization Search Results
  • Empty dependency MaxVersion is set incorrectly in AppX manifest
  • Error in digital signature page for Visual Studio Extension
  • Visual Studio 2010 Setup Project import generated invalid reference paths
  • Fixed "Failed to login with interactive environment" for Generation 1 VMs (Hyper-V) when provisioning a provisioned snapshot