Advanced Installer 21.8 Release Notes

On June 5th, 2024 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 21.8 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Discover the latest updates in Advanced Installer 21.8, featuring WinUI 2.x support in the Embedded UI for sleeker, modern MSI installers, available in all the commercial editions.

We have revised our component creation strategy for registry keys. By creating a single component for each registry key rather than individual components for each value, we have significantly reduced the component count, enhancing the efficiency of the installation process.

Enhancements include updated Korean translations and simplified navigation for repackager imports, improving usability and efficiency. Plus, command line fields on the Requirements page are now easier to manage, enhancing setup processes.

Check out our video for a detailed walkthrough of all new features and improvements in Advanced Installer 21.8.

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

New features
  • WinUI 2.x support in Embedded UI
  • Change default component policy for creating registries when importing .rpk file
  • Redesigned user experience for configuring prerequisites UI Level command lines
  • Filtering Left Pane entries for projects generated from a Repackager session

  • Requested by customer
    Updated the Korean translation
  • Updated .NET Prerequisites to the latest version (6.0.31, 7.0.20, 8.0.6)

  • Requested by customer
    Improved NewPowershellAttachedScriptFile functionality to support passing parameter values
Bug fixes
  • On Simple and Professional project files when using Analytics the LicenseAgreementDlg was prompted in view

  • Reported by customer
    Fixed an issue for the Serene theme where the LicenseAgreementDlg pop-up window was displayed even if it had already been added

  • Reported by customer
    Resolved the hanging problem occurring during the import process of an .RPK in Advanced Installer
  • Corrected the issue where the AboutDlg displayed dark text on a dark background
  • Stack trace when trying to copy and paste the registry into the root

  • Reported by customer
    Restored the missing Configure button in the AppInstaller's Install button after upgrading from Professional to Enterprise
  • Notifications are displayed in the Output pane instead of the Notifications pane
  • Stop displaying properties of deleted shortcuts
  • Fixed incomplete message on high DPI settings
  • Fixed .aip project file corruption when deleting referenced files from the Files and Folders view

  • Reported by customer
    Corrected the updater detection criteria for 64-bit packages, when using GitHub
  • Registry component policy ignores 64-bit when creating a new component
  • Fixed the "AddFolderPermission" command line functionality for subfolders
  • Resolved stack trace and silent crash issues occurring when attempting to overwrite files
  • Corrected misleading error messages for long paths when building a project after Repackaging

  • Reported by customer
    Fixed the "AddFilePermission" command functionality
  • The IIS Preserve client customizations option is not set when converting a project

  • Reported by customer
    Java Product Service fails to start when Eclipse Temurin JRE is installed