Advanced Installer 20.4 Release Notes

On March 2nd, 2023 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 20.4 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

We are thrilled to announce the latest updates in Advanced Installer designed to enhance your experience and streamline your installation process.

With the Advanced Installer 20.4 release, we're introducing a sleek and modern new theme for the App Installer, providing a fresh and straightforward experience. This new theme offers a more intuitive and user-friendly interface, making it easier for users to navigate through the installation process.

Our latest update also includes the MSIX Context Menu, which is now automatically synced with your File Associations options.

We've also expanded the functionality of Installer Analytics to include support for gathering data regarding graphics adapters. By using this new feature, you can optimize graphics-heavy applications to operate better on GPUs, resulting in a smoother and more efficient performance.

Check out the video below to learn how to use the Graphics Adapter feature.

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

New features
  • New App Installer theme
  • MSIX Context Menu - automatically synced with your File Associations options

  • Requested by customer
    Command line support to edit a shortcut and add the "Pin to taskbar" option for the "/NewShortcut" command

  • Requested by customer
    Improved desktop shortcut support for MSIX
  • Improved the way we handle synced folder updates at build time - only synced folders that are part of scheduled builds will be updated
  • Support to changing the logo for the Serene theme in the "Themes" view

  • Requested by customer
    Option to provision MSIX for all users in “Install MSIX/APPX Package” custom action
  • Optimized interdependency behavior of Windows Flags from the Close Application custom action

  • Requested by customer
    Improved the "File replace" message when the changes are saved in an MST file
Bug fixes

  • Reported by customer
    The IIS settings are not removed during the package uninstallation if a web application is added under a Virtual Directory

  • Reported by customer
    Issue with multiple instances: If EUI is enabled, MaintenanceDlg appears whenever a second instance is updated
  • Misleading error message when trying to modify a project without write permission

  • Reported by customer
    Advanced Installer freezes when the "Search Files" field is cleared

  • Reported by customer
    When trying to sync a folder in the project to a symbolic link on the desktop, the original folder will be selected by default rather than the latest folder

  • Reported by customer
    "Created content" field is always set to an old date in the "Details" tab of an MSI package
  • IIS view copy-paste support is broken
  • "Run in Docker" and "Run in VM" buttons in the “Builds” view are enabled even though no container or virtual machine is configured for running
  • Installer dialog font changes when a hyperlink is placed on a spawned dialog (EUI)
  • The preview theme does not display the correct themes during wizard creation