Advanced Installer 7.6 Release Notes

On April 8th, 2010 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 7.6 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 7.6 release improves the ability to capture and repackage existing installers with a native 64-bit repackager ready to run on systems like 64-bit Windows 7.

The Advanced Installer Themes now optionally extend to the window frame and title bar, customizing them for a perfect, gorgeous look for your installers. Enhanced UI in Repair/Remove modes is also supported.

Developing a Microsoft Office Add-in? Use Advanced Installer's specialized wizard to quickly create a fail-safe, ready-to run installer.

New features

  • Advanced repackager on 64-bit systems
  • Support for installing Microsoft Office add-ins
  • Themed window frame and title bar on Enhanced UI
  • Global progress support in Enhanced UI
  • Enhanced UI in package Maintenance and Uninstall modes
  • Support for embedding JAR in Java Launcher
  • Microsoft Office Primary Interop Assemblies predefined launch conditions

Enhancements

  • Empty folders and registry keys are now shown in a distinct color for easier identification
  • Added support for both upgrade methods to Windows 7 Libraries
  • Improved default output folders for new Advanced Installer projects
  • Import serial numbers for package serial number validation
  • Component ID predefined search for prerequisites
  • Test Installation UI can now run even if the product is installed
  • Ability to set startup type for Tomcat service in Tomcat project template
  • Added project output wizard page for merge module projects
  • Added project output wizard page for patch projects
  • "Ensure that all files in this folder overwrite any installed target files" option is now also applied to subfolders
  • Automatically update default installation path when changing installation type (per-user/per-machine)
  • Collapsible dialog editor panes
  • Custom EXE support for updates detection criteria
  • Automatically modify default localization identifier for EULA and Readme when changing default RTF path
  • Support for 64-bit registry entries in prerequisite condition registry picker
  • Added AI_REPOSITORY predefined path variable for Advanced Installer repository folder
  • Added "Open output folder" context menu option for a build in "Media" page
  • Added ProgramData folder support for bootstrapper
  • Added pseudo-formatted properties support for project output folder
  • Option for escaping the "#" character in PopulateComboBox actions
  • Added Feature column in "Files and Folders" page
  • Capture IIS and merge module settings during Visual Studio Setup project import
  • Leading or ending spacing characters in licensing registration key are now ignored
  • Temporary files are now added to "Windows Volume\Temporary" folder
  • Added MAC OS X Snow Leopard support for Java Products
  • Support for additional Edit Control native flags in Enhanced UI
  • Added "Integer" attribute for MSI Edit Controls in Enhanced UI
  • User Interface and usability improvements for IIS web applications

Bug fixes

  • Searches with folder locations failed when using a very high depth
  • Invalid error messages were shown during package validation for some languages
  • Crash in patch wizard when selecting dialog images
  • Windows Installer 4.5 XP x64 prerequisite condition was incorrect
  • Crash when setting permissions on multiple files
  • Hidden left menu items became visible when selected from the application menu
  • Test installation UI did not work when using properties in bootstrapper name
  • Fixed incorrect install conditions for .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 predefined prerequisite
  • JRE launch condition did not recognize a 64-bit JRE when used in a 32-bit package
  • AddLocal control event was not handled in enhanced UI
  • Standard action sequences were changed when adding and removing custom actions
  • Project was corrupted when modifying control event order for some dialogs
  • Custom action "Rename" option was enabled even when the custom action could not be renamed
  • A prerequisite installation could not perform a reboot when the EXE bootstrapper was using basic UI
  • Builds with adaptive schema failed when file sequences exceeded 32767
  • Repackager wizard did not resume after a reboot on Windows XP
  • Install MSI as minor upgrade option did not work when using enhanced UI
  • Build error when using neutral language in a merge module
  • Pseudo-formatted properties in shortcut names were not expanded correctly in Simple projects
  • Installed product versions with the same installation folder were not displayed correctly in UpgradesDlg dialog
  • Temporary files installed in Application Folder were not removed if the install location was changed
  • Temporary MSI file downloaded or created when applying transforms was not removed when using enhanced UI
  • Unicode EXE bootstrapper temporary copy was not removed after installation
  • Feature-based prerequisites were displayed in the parent prerequisite list of global prerequisites
  • "Init Events" tab in dialog editor did not filter events by install chain type
  • Fixed project conversion for modified "ReadmeDlg" and "LicenseAgreementDlg" dialogs
  • Added name length limit for SQL Scripts and SQL Connections to avoid Windows Installer runtime limitations
  • Exporting the same dialog twice created duplicate text-style and binary IDs.
  • Custom actions used by dialogs were not handled correctly when moving them to repository
  • File hash was not reset after creating package for a specific language
  • Bootstrapper did not use system language for multilingual packages
  • Rows from a repository fragment were not visible after adding a dialog contained in the fragment
  • Paragraph title was not correctly formatted in update description for non-English systems
  • Registry key copy/paste did not use a correct target key
  • Updater did not allow application folder removal during upgrade
  • Crash when adding a temporary file in a MSM project
  • Crash when using copy/paste for files in a MSM project
  • Company name control had incorrect sizes on some dialogs when using Modern theme
  • Pseudo-virtual directory "root" appeared as a child of some web sites when using browse IIS feature
  • Default Application Folder path was not set correctly when using Mixed 32/64-bit package template
  • APPDIR property was handled incorrectly when changing theme
  • Exception when launching Advanced Installer on a system with an unrecognized language
  • Sub-Features order not respected in CustomizeDlg when using Enhanced UI
  • Wrong title for Enhancements section displayed in an update description