Advanced Installer 20.6 Release Notes

On April 27th, 2023 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 20.6 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Advanced Installer 20.6 brings you new functional and stability improvements, while setting the foundations for new features.

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

  • CLI command for setting the cache folder - SetCacheFolder
  • CLI commands for configure and failure service operations
  • Manifest Editor view was added to Windows Store projects
  • New sources for predefined .NET 6.0 and 7.0 prerequisites
  • Updated support for Windows 11 for some MSIX project types
  • Extending Windows 11 context menu to per-machine and per-user installations
  • Improved the search support from the Start Page (WinUI version)
  • Making the Publisher ID more visible in projects with multiple builds
  • Editable feature identifier for feature-based prerequisites
  • Improved ShortcutsDlg predefined dialog
  • URL shortcuts are no longer filtered from Shortcuts view
  • Light Theme improvements - customizable Dialog and BannerBitmap
Bug fixes
  • Fixed the onboarding UX for the Visual Studio extension users
  • Keyboard shortcut mapping OS conflict when using WinUI for the installer dialogs
  • Adding a chained with no digital signature broke the build
  • Fixed encoding handling for graphic cards data gathered by Installer Analytics
  • VSIX builds failed for certain project types
  • WinUI rendering crashed LicenseAgreement dialog on Modern theme
  • Fixed the progress bar for the AppInstaller theme
  • Invalid backup project file was generated on "Save As"
  • Fixed scheduled tasks import with invalid trigger
  • Incorrectly escaping characters broke the SQL script execution
  • Fixed .RPK file parsing and system monitoring in the repackager
  • New Windows 11 context menu entries were duplicated
  • "Disabled if" feature condition was not correctly evaluated on Enhanced UI
  • “AI_AiBackupImmediate” failed during uninstall when trying to always preserve a registry key