Advanced Installer Shell Integration

When installing Advanced Installer on your development machine, the setup package uses File Associations support to:

  • associate the application with .AIP files (Advanced Installer Project)
  • associate MSI Quick-Edit mode with .MSI files

Two verbs are added to the Windows Explorer context menu for .AIP files (Open and Build) and one for .MSI files (Edit with Advanced Installer). Any file's context menu is shown by right clicking it in Windows Explorer.


The “Open” .AIP context menu item opens the selected project in Advanced Installer.


The “Build” .AIP context menu item launches Advanced Installer without UI in the background, builds the project and quits.

Edit with Advanced Installer

The “Edit with Advanced Installer” .MSI context menu item opens the selected package in MSI Quick-Edit mode.