Advanced Installer 9.1 Release Notes

On May 2nd, 2012 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 9.1 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 9.1 release brings support for the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Information Server 8 from Microsoft. Visual Studio 11 (beta) integration and project import is also available.

Finally, Silverlight applications get dedicated out-of-browser configuration support.

New features

  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview support
  • Silverlight applications support
  • Import Visual Studio 11 projects
  • Visual Studio 11 integration
  • Adaptive fonts and text styles for enhanced UI
  • Redesigned Media view
  • .NET Framework 4.5 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • IIS 8.0 predefined launch condition
  • Internet Explorer 10 predefined launch condition and search
  • MySQL Server 5.5 predefined prerequisite
  • SQL Server 2012 Express predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.22 predefined prerequisite

Enhancements

  • Added Run as Administrator option for "Launch file or open URL" custom action
  • Improved upgrade behavior for multiple instances
  • Added text styles support for hyperlink controls in enhanced UI
  • Automatically remove sequence when deleting a custom action
  • Automatically add stop slideshow event when using custom stop trigger
  • Improved user account picker
  • Disable service authentication controls when a service can interact with the desktop
  • Moved all package language options in Translations view
  • Improved action lists in Custom Actions view

Bug fixes

  • Crash when selecting AI_APP_FILE property in Table Editor
  • Crash when building from command line using advinst.exe with ICE validation enabled
  • Crash when moving a sequence in Custom Actions view
  • Exception when icons are not extracted successfully from a file
  • Crash when importing an MSI with a missing table referenced in Validation table
  • Merge module CABs were not inserted in the EXE bootstrapper for mixed 32/64-bit packages
  • Custom actions list was not sorted after renaming a custom action
  • Feature builds were not saved correctly
  • Custom icons for CommandLink buttons were not displayed in Dialog Editor
  • Custom action targets were limited to 255 characters
  • Browse for SQL servers wizard allowed duplicated entries
  • Custom actions were not selected correctly from project summary view
  • Scheduled tasks were not uninstalled if a repair was performed
  • Dialogs did not support conditions which started with a string value
  • Test installation UI failed for products which were not registered with Windows Installer
  • Web installer with CAB per-feature did not leave the generated CABs in the output folder