Advanced Installer 20.2 Release Notes

On December 14th, 2022 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 20.2 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Starting with the 20.2 version of Advanced Installer, we are introducing a dedicated web-based installation theme that you can use when creating a web installation package: the Serene theme.

The Serene theme helps you deliver a user-friendly, minimalist, and straightforward installation experience to your users by avoiding redundant and unnecessary steps.

You can even minimize the installation steps by choosing not to display the exit dialog, allowing the application to run automatically after the installation is complete.

Check out the video below to see the Serene theme in action.

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

New features
  • New predefined theme for Web Installers: Serene Theme
  • Asset Generator for tiles
  • Installer Analytics: automatic detection of the hardware resources: Graphics Adapter type and Graphics Adapter Memory
  • GUI option to enable digital signing for custom action binaries

  • Requested by customer
    Visual Studio extension support for digital signature

  • Requested by customer
    New Firewall Rule to block the connection of a specific application
  • Display the architecture for each package when browsing to installed MSIX packages in the "Dependencies" view

  • Requested by customer
    Support to generate assets from the command line
  • New option to validate JSON file content when using the "Synchronize property's value with the value from a JSON file"

  • Requested by customer
    Add delay option for starting scheduled tasks configured to run on logon
  • Save the text as formatted in the "Notes" pane
  • Retrieve temporary folder based on privileges only when "GetTempPath2" is available

  • Requested by customer
    Updates to the Dutch language's translation
  • Update Apache Tomcat Prerequisites to the latest version (8, 9 & 10.0)
  • Update Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server to version 18
Bug fixes

  • Reported by customer
    User's specific project cannot be opened from a per-machine location on disk
  • MSIX build fails if the certificate password is provided at build time

  • Reported by customer
    Chained package is added twice in the package when using the EXE setup
  • Appx packages are listed as invalid in the "Dependencies" view
  • Disable MD5 and exact size check for Microsoft Web View 2 prerequisite

  • Reported by customer
    Stacktrace occurs when saving a project where a build which includes the MultiBuildColor textStyle is deleted
  • "New Driver Attribute" dialog issues in ODBC view

  • Reported by customer
    The "Include prerequisite only in the selected builds" option does not work

  • Reported by customer
    Enterprise/Architect specific views aren't shown in the left menu after upgrading from Professional
  • Registry cannot be deleted due to a "hidden" reference