Advanced Installer 9.3 Release Notes

On June 26th, 2012 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 9.3 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 9.3 release helps Embarcadero developers quickly creating installers for their applications by directly importing their RAD Studio project. Upgrading from WISE? No need to re-create your installer from scratch. Just import your project and you're good to go.

Automated selection of features based on detected CABs, bulk editing for XML files, PNG&GIF support in Enhanced UI, digitally signed file list and many other improvements and bugfixes are available in our latest release.

New features

  • Import Embarcadero RAD Studio projects
  • Import WISE projects
  • Select install features based on detected CAB archives
  • Spawn support for predefined installer dialogs
  • Predefined tabbed dialog for package features and installation folder
  • List project and output files that will be digitally signed
  • Bulk editing for XML files
  • PNG and GIF support in Enhanced UI

Enhancements

  • Improved image scaling for high-DPI settings in Enhanced UI
  • Hover transition effect for system menu buttons with a custom frame
  • Dynamically set installation path for "Per-machine if user is administrator, per-user otherwise" installers
  • "Move to feature" option for files and registry entries
  • Added published control events support for hyperlink controls
  • Formatted values support for scheduled task name
  • Expanded feature conditions to support Complete installations
  • Customizable names for XML update backup files
  • "Always install" support for mandatory prerequisites

Bug fixes

  • Error when building an EXE multilingual package
  • Error when trying to select a file in an empty project
  • Error when adding multiple .NET Installer class actions
  • Crash when upgrading some projects to version 9.2
  • Crash when pasting dialog controls in specific layout configurations
  • Error when changing multiple options for a custom launch condition
  • Build error when adding a sequenced dialog after PrepareDlg
  • Package name and output folder were reset when changing package type
  • Data setter custom actions were not synced with their attached actions
  • Visual Studio extension did not correctly detect the current Advanced Installer version
  • .NET Framework 3.5 prerequisite was not skipped on Windows 8
  • Last SQL statement was not executed when not ended with a statement separator
  • Enhanced UI text was not rendered correctly on machines with large fonts
  • IISBrowseSelectedValue property was not set correctly by IIS browsing mechanism
  • XML updates were redirected to 32-bit locations on a 64-bit machine
  • XML update backup files were created even when backups were disabled
  • XML and TXT update tests failed for mixed 32/64-bit packages
  • Shortcut working directory was not set correctly during repackaging
  • QuickSelection tree check box images were rendered incorrectly when using right to left reading order
  • Visual Studio project icon was not imported correctly