Builds Page

In this page you can specify general settings for your package. Also you have the option to create multiple builds for your project. Using multiple builds enables you to create several different packages starting from the same project.

You can also define Global Build Events, i.e. build events that get executed for all builds, not just for a specific one.

You have the option to create four build types:

  • MsiBuild - This build type will have as result a Windows Installer based package:
    • MSI setup file - standard MSI package
    • EXE setup file - an EXE package which includes the base MSI file
    • CD/DVD setup - a multiple volumes MSI package with CD/DVD autorun
    • Active Directory setup - a silent MSI installation with unpacked files
    • Web installer - a small EXE setup file which retrieves the MSI and CABs from a URL
  • MacBuild - This type of build will have as result a Mac OS X bundle.
  • App-V 4.x Build - This type of build will have as result an App-V 4.x package.
  • App-V 5.x Build - This type of build will have as result an App-V 5.x package.
  • ThinApp Build - This type of build will have as result a VMware ThinApp package.
  • UWP AppX Build - This type of build will output an AppX package.

When creating a new build, by default it contains all project resources and has the default project settings. In order to customize it you have the option to exclude various resources.

You can exclude the following project items from a build:

  • Prerequisites
  • Features
  • Launch Conditions
  • Searches

Creating a new build

New Build Use the toolbar buttons or the “New” context menu option. You will have the choice to create a MSI Build, Mac OS X Build, App-V 4.x Build, App-V 5.x Build, ThinApp Build or UWP AppX Build.

TipYou can create an MSI Build by pressing the Insert key, while the "Builds" panel is focused.

NoteYou can add only one Mac OS X Build.

Duplicating a build

Use the “Duplicate” context menu option.

This will create a new build with exactly the same settings and content. Content means: prerequisites, features, searches, launch conditions.

NoteYou can not duplicate a Mac OS X Build.

Building the selected package

Use the “Build” context menu option.

Rebuilding the selected package

Use the “Rebuild” context menu option in order to perform a clean build, without using cached archives.

Running the selected package

Use the “Run” context menu option in order to launch the installation package. If the package is outdated a build operation is performed.

Running the selected project with logging enabled

Use the “Run and Log” context menu option in order to launch the installation package and display the resulting Windows Installer log in the "Run Log" Panel.

Running the project in a virtual machine

Use the “Run in VM” context menu option to test the installation by running it in a provisioned virtual machine.

Compare with original package

Use the [ Compare with original package ] toolbar button or context menu item to verify what resources were added, modified or removed in the repackaged installation by comparing the results with the original installation.

This option builds and repackages the selected build, then it compares the results with the original capture. When capturing the selected build, the option uses the same repackaging settings as the ones for the original capture.

Renaming a build

Use the “Rename” context menu option or press the F2 key while a build is selected.

Deleting a build

Delete buildUse the [ Delete ] toolbar button or the “Delete” context menu option or press the Del key while a build is selected.

Specifying the builds' order

Use the “Move Up” / “Move Down” context menu item or press the Shift+Up / Shift+Down keys while a build is selected.

Topics