Advanced Installer 19.6 Release Notes

On June 23rd, 2022 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 19.6 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Installer Analytics' most recent release introduces a brand new feature that allows you to track any property that you define within your setup package.

You can use Custom Properties reports to track the package version or edition that each of your users has installed, the installed features, the value of a specific checkbox or text field or any control which has a property attached to it.

Watch the video below and learn how you can use Installer Analytics together with Advanced Installer to track desktop installations on Windows and make data-driven decisions for your business.

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

New features
  • Project Solution - link multiple projects in a solution

  • Requested by customer
    Predefined custom action to copy files or folders

  • Requested by customer
    Support to build Windows Store and Modification Package project types from the command line
  • Improvement to generate the visual assets silently
  • Add MSIX manifest entry into the EXE file to grant identity from all activation points
  • UX improvement: remove the "Add Folder" dialog when adding files to the project
Bug fixes

  • Reported by customer
    PowerShell custom actions fail on machines with PowerShell versions older than 5.0
  • Sparse packages are shown as HTML-based when edited

  • Reported by customer
    The setup is stuck when adding an invalid key while using Serial Validation with Enhanced User Interface enabled
  • "InstallTypeDlg" is displayed after "InstallDlg" on Surface/Vivid themes

  • Reported by customer
    IIS configuration sometimes fails on major product upgrades

  • Reported by customer
    Fixed visual glitches and hidden controls on the "PrepareDlg" dialog on the Surface theme

  • Reported by customer
    "BTN_PRESSED" property is not set correctly when the "MessageBox" custom action uses the second button

  • Reported by customer
    Files removed accidentally from disk when generating an MST file
  • Package options are not displayed entirely on edit for a certain MSIX package
  • The digital certificate is not imported in the Digital Signature view when quick editing an MSIX package
  • Crash in Table Editor view on "FeatureComponents" table
  • Revert logic for deleting duplicate certificates when matching the most suited certificate

  • Reported by customer
    The icons from the "Files and Folders" page get corrupted when the .ico extension is associated with different programs
  • Crash after unchecking the "Mark components in this feature as 64-bit component" option per feature