Advanced Installer 21.0 Release Notes

On September 5th, 2023 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 21.0 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Advanced Installer 21.0 is all about MSI packaging UI modernization. We are proud to introduce an innovative feature for enhancing the user interface of your MSI packages: MSI Embedded UI.

MSI Embedded UI revolutionizes the way you design and customize the MSI installer. It empowers every tech professional to modernize and brand MSI dialogs beyond the classical design boundaries.

You can also use the new Custom Frame Editor to match your installer background to a custom frame directly in your project, and enjoy the new Advanced Installer setup theme, powered by the MSI Embedded UI.

Moreover, you can now manage your team subscription easily and efficiently from your Advanced Installer account, and see how many seats are available, add or remove users, or reassign licenses.

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

New features
  • Brand new look of the Advanced Installer setup theme: Setting the standards for a new default UI for MSI dialogs
  • MSI Embedded UI: Modernize and brand MSI installers beyond the classical design boundaries
  • Custom Frame Editor: Match the installer background to a custom frame directly in your project
  • Support to manage team subscription users from "My Account"

  • Requested by customer
    Extended "AddService" command line with account options (user and pass)

  • Requested by customer
    Command line capability to reserve extra disk space for components
  • Set the "ProductVersion" property's default option to "Always Change" when "ProductVersion" has a dynamic source

  • Requested by customer
    Order alphabetically the "Not Displayed" features
Bug fixes
  • Builds tab remains visible in the Prerequisite view after the second build removal

  • Reported by customer
    "LicenseAgreementDlg" is added for the App Installer theme when using the ".NET Application" project template
  • Fixed the "Undo" operation for the "Condition" fields functionality for Prerequisites

  • Reported by customer
    Fixed Prerequisite download failure issue

  • Reported by customer
    Machine reboot is triggered despite the "No" selection on the reboot prompt
  • StackTrace appears when pressing the CTRL+P and CTRL+G combinations on the welcome page

  • Reported by customer
    DLL Path Fix-up gets the folder changed when editing an MSIX package
  • Upgrade of Advanced Installer with unsaved project causes Stack Trace error

  • Reported by customer
    Fixed issues when rendering controls with WinUI on the App Installer theme

  • Reported by customer
    Default text style was accidentally changed on Graphite theme, during a project conversion

  • Reported by customer
    Prerequisites are reinstalled even if they are already installed when a reboot is triggered in v20.9.1

  • Reported by customer
    Virtual machine connection failed due to incorrect shared folders configuration
  • The "Readme wizard" is launched again after successfully specifying a "Readme" file
  • PowerShell custom actions create empty .ps1 files in Temp directory