Category Archives: News – Visual Installer

Visual Installer now supports EV code signing

Nowadays it is very important to code sign installation packages. This increases the security and gives less warning messages in Windows and in web browsers. Since many years back our setup tool Visual Installer has supported standard digital certificates, but … Continue reading

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Visual Installer: The XRUN command now also supports OS and bitness

The XRUN script command in Visual Installer has been updated and extended to handle two more parameters: %OS and %Bitness. These two parameters are optional and allows you to specify in which Windows version and with which Windows bitness (32 … Continue reading

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The ‘User Options’ setup dialog now also supports radio buttons

The User Options setup dialog box in Visual Installer has been updated to also support radio buttons. So you can now choose if you want to use check boxes or radio buttons in the installation dialog box. When you use … Continue reading

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You can now change font for Visual Installer’s and CD-Menu Creator’s editor

Using one and the same font in a software with all versions of Windows, graphic cards, displays and DPI settings, and expecting the result always to be perfect, is nearly an impossible mission. And then you must also take into … Continue reading

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Visual Installer 2018 has now been released

We have now released a new version of our setup tool SamLogic Visual Installer. The name of the new version is SamLogic Visual Installer 2018 and the version number is 11.5. Some new features in the new version are: • … Continue reading

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Using the ‘Add tree’ function in Visual Installer

If you already have created a folder structure on your hard drive, with the files that you want to install, and want to create a similar folder structure on the destination drive, there is a very useful function in Visual … Continue reading

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How to add a folder tree to Visual Installer’s file list

With the Add tree function in Visual Installer you can add a folder structure including files to Visual Installer’s file list in an easy way. It is also possible to add a folder structure without files to Visual Installer’s file … Continue reading

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How to check if Microsoft Office is installed during an installation

We have added new conditions to Visual Installer’s script language that can be used to: • check whether Microsoft Office is installed in the computer or not • check if the installed Microsoft Office is 32 bit or 64 bit … Continue reading

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Using the log function in Visual Installer’s script language

When using the script language in Visual Installer, it may sometimes be useful to see in detail what happen when the script lines are executed. To get detailed information about the execution of script commands, you can activate a log … Continue reading

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Visual Installer: How to block a license key

In Visual Installer 2017 it is possible to block specific license keys from be accepted during an installation. This is useful when using prime number based license keys because they are created and verified mathematically. So if the license key … Continue reading

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How to check that a file is dual code signed

In Visual Installer 2015 we added a new function that makes it possible to dual code sign setup files. You can read about the new function in the following blog post: > Visual Installer now supports SHA-2 and dual code … Continue reading

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The new Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7

According to Microsoft, the new Visual Studio 2017 will be released on March 7. Visual Studio 2017 is the latest version of Microsoft´s powerful suite of development tools. The first version of Visual Studio was released 1997, so Microsoft will … Continue reading

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