Advanced Installer 18.8 Release Notes

On October 20th, 2021 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 18.8 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Starting with Advanced Installer 18.8, you can use WinUI Rendering to create modern installers and give your setup packages a polished and modern look.

Along with the SVG images support for high DPI displays, we improved the overall look of the installer user interface by implementing modern controls that come with improved functionality, animated transitions for when their visibility is changed, and XAML-based support for easier UI customization.

The first video in the "WinUI Installer Modernization" series exposes you to WinUI and what it upholds.

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

New features
  • Installer UI Modernization with WinUI Rendering
  • PowerShell automation for Updater view
  • PowerShell Automation support for Patch project
  • MSIX support for Windows 11
  • Update AppAlias MSIX declaration
  • MSIX assets for Package Details view
  • IIS support to generate MachineKeys
  • Dedicated support for .Net Error Pages in the IIS feature
  • Updated "URL is not accessible" error message
  • Command-line options for changing the check frequency and downloads folder
Bug fixes
  • "Pin to Taskbar" does not work on the latest Windows 10
  • Assets are missing when editing/importing MSIX packages
  • InstallShield project import fails
  • The Updater's INI file is not deleted when setting AppId or Mirror URL
  • Warning for the most suited certificate is displayed when using key vault signing
  • Misleading "mandatory prerequisite was not correctly installed" error when dependency prerequisite has invalid file size integrity check values
  • Report " " as missing value for CLI arguments using "ARGF_REQUIRED"
  • Repackager can't capture invalid values from the registry
  • Error message when trying to load a project that has a Scheduled Task
  • Users accounts are incorrectly captured when repackaging
  • The "ResumeDlg" dialog does not have the same design as the rest of the dialogs
  • COM registry key looks empty when deleting a child key
  • The package installation hangs when multiple instances and pre-install prerequisites are used
  • Install location is not updated to a per-machine location even if the conditions are met
  • Build using a template from Repackager fails randomly
  • Error configuring Windows Firewall UPnP-in
  • Error when editing a Comments column property from merge module projects
  • Fixed crash after exiting when a .pdf file was previously selected as the source file for the Asset Generator
  • MSI Editor fails to correctly handle files under the "User Profile" custom folder
  • Crash when undoing the adding of a dialog
  • The download links for multiple .NET Framework prerequisites are broken
  • The package installation hangs when multiple instances and pre-install prerequisites are used
  • Asset Generator from Package Information uses incorrectly naming for logos when editing an MSIX package