Advanced Installer 18.2 Release Notes

On April 23rd, 2021 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 18.2 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

At Advanced Installer our focus was always to simplify packaging tasks and streamline repetitive scenarios.

Updating application configuration files (XML, INI, or JSON) is one of those scenarios.

The latest version of Advanced Installer can manage JSON file updates using our dedicated JSON File Editor to configure custom entries in your JSON files, at install time, without writing any code.

The following demo is an introduction to managing JSON files:

New features, bug fixes, and general improvements are included in the current release. See the full list below.

New features
  • IIS: certificate per SSL binding support
  • PowerShell automation support to add and remove project icon
  • PowerShell automation support for editing Software Launch Conditions
  • Support for using multiple triggers for a scheduled task
  • Updated Virtual Path values from AppPool content to IIS 7 format
  • Update MSIX schema for 20H2
  • Improvements to COMs when importing an MSIX package
  • Improvements to MSIX environment variables
  • MSI formatted JSON: support for passing the value of a property as the name of a JSON element
  • Support for testing the connection from the command line when registering with a floating license
Bug fixes
  • The JRE bundle option is disabled when using MSIX build
  • Crash when building from the command line a digitally signed project using advinst.exe
  • Failure when trying to edit MSIX created with the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool
  • Missing resources that are not included in the current build stop the entire build operation
  • The "Next" button is enabled on the "InstallDlg" dialog without checking the "I agree" checkbox
  • MSIX installation fails when digital signing is made through Azure pipelines
  • Crash when removing a session from the Repackager
  • Test Installation UI does not work when the “Generate instances at install time” option is used
  • COMs are discarded when editing an MSIX package
  • EXE is launched in the background when the "Run as administrator" option is used