Advanced Installer 18.5 Release Notes

On July 27th, 2021 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 18.5 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Excited by Visual Studio 2022 Preview? Check out our Advanced Installer 18.5 release!

With this version you can start using our official Visual Studio 2022 Extension.

Have a look at the video below and find out what the extension upholds, and how to take full advantage of it.

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

New features
  • Advanced Installer Extension for Visual Studio 2022 (Preview)
  • Custom Action for generating self-signed certificates
  • High-resolution images for high DPI installations of MSI packages
  • PowerShell Automation support to add a File Removal operation in the Files and Folders page
  • PowerShell Automation support to register a file
  • Package Support Framework: improved the Assets package size
  • Import and registry value removals from a registry file
  • Support for rendering vector images directly at the desired resolutions
  • Localize the pseudo DOMAIN "NT AUTHORITY"
  • Support for generating package logo assets
  • Update MSIX "PreInstalledConfigTask" declaration
  • Update "IIS URL Rewrite" prerequisites to version 2.1
  • Update ".NET Core 5.0" prerequisites to latest version 5.0.8
Bug fixes
  • PowerShell custom actions fail when the target user account contains an ampersand (&) character
  • Static text save operation fails when trying to edit in Dialog page
  • Fix MSIX "AppAlias" declaration validations
  • Azure DevOps build creates setup corrupted signature when using Key Vault hosted certificate
  • Fixed Visual Studio project output group synchronization
  • Failure when importing Wise project
  • When copying an entire XML file, the XML element index in the parent is not copied
  • "Failed to localize one or more elements in the EXE bootstrapper" error during the build operation
  • Advanced Installer License Server returns exit code of 0 in case of error