FEATURES

Visual Installer brings latest installation technology to you and your customers.

  • Next Generation Installation Experience with animated UI based on WPF
  • Highly customizable
  • Based on WiX Toolset technology
  • No need to change your existing MSI's. Visual Installer is a bootstrapper to build on top of them
  • Integrated in Visual Studio
  • Provides an end user experience you will not reach by using standard installers like InstallShield
  • Extended UI and end user help features like IIS configuration, system check
  • Easy to use: Add you existing MSI or setups -> adjust configuration -> done!
  • Ready to use within minutes!

RELEASE NOTES VERSION 17.8

Version 17.8 comes with some major features we added as well as latest Visual Studio and WiX Toolset support

  • LOCALIZATION: Visual installer now supports UI localization at runtime. A new LocalizationReader using other UI language than defined in the configuration file can be created at runtime.
  • CUSTOM PAGES: When authoring custom pages it might happen that the XAML parser throws an exception during loading the page. In the log file you have just found the message “Error loading page”. The page loader now reports the entire exception to the log file, so it’s easier to locate errors in custom pages.
  • FEATURE SELECTION: Visual Installer now provides a feature selection during install and maintenance sequence. You can define features for MSI packages and EXE packages. The feature selection page of the bootstrapper displays a selection tree with packages and their features. It also shows a description and the size of the feature and the overall required disk space.
  • PROCESS STEP BAR: Visual Installer now provides a process step bar on top of the installer pages. The process step bar is a non-interactive control that reflects the actual state of the page state machine.
  • VISUAL STUDIO SUPPORT: Added official support of Visual Studio 2017
  • LOGGING BUGFIX: The error reporting to the log file is done by the main window view model. It may happen that an error occurs before the model is instantiated which results in an installer crash. This problem is now fixed.

DOWNLOAD

Please click the following link to download the latest version of Visual Installer

 

DOWNLOAD

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation is available for download as pdf

 

DOCUMENTATION

 

COMPARE EDITIONS

Visual Installer is available in different editions. The following table gives you an overview over Visual Installer editions

Edition

Bronze

Silver

Platinum

Source

Core Features        
Background Theme Colors 4 4 4 4
Custom Accent Color X X X X
Animated UI X X X X
Localization X X X X
Accept EULA X X X X
Install Folder Selection X X X X
Multi Folder Selection - X X X
Enhanced Disk Space Calculation X X X X
Common Installation Modes X X X X
Project Templates X X X X
Project Wizard X X X X
Installer Self-Update - X X X
Websetup wtih minimal Download X X X X
Install Metrics Support X X X X
Enhanced Error Handling X X X X
Integration in Visual Studio X X X X
         
Integrated UI Pages        
Install Welcome X X X X
Maintenance Welcome X X X X
Newer Version Installed X X X X
Help X X X X
Layout/Admin Welcome X X X X
Progress X X X X
Finish X X X X
Finish Error X X X X
Update Available - X X X
SQL Server Connection - X X X
License Validation - X X X
System Validation - X X X
Path Selection (extended) - X X X
Feature Selection - - X X
         
Extensibility        
UI Layout Modification - X X X
Edit UI within WPF Editor - X X X
Custom WPF Theme/Styles - X X X
Custom System Validation Items - X X X
Custom License Validation - X X X
Add Custom Pages - - X X
Progress Step Bar - - X X
Engine Source Code Provided - - - X
         

PRICING

Visual Installer is available in different editions. The following table gives you an overview over Visual Installer editions

Edition

Bronze

Silver

Platinum

Source

Updates and support for 1 year* Free** 199.- USD
179.- EUR
519.- USD
459.- EUR
2459.- USD
2149.- EUR
         

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* All prices excluding VAT. No VAT charge for non-EU countries. The license includes all updates coming out in the next 12 months after purchase. The license is valid for one developer. Build machines do not need separate licenses.

** Bronze license is free for use for non-profit organization, open source projects, education and personal use only. If your project belongs to a categroy mentioned previously, you can apply for a free platinum license. Please contact sales.