SamLogic – Top Lists 2023 – Most read articles / blog posts and most viewed videos

Below you can find top lists with SamLogic’s most read articles, tips, blog posts and newsletter issues, and most viewed videos, during 2023. Click on a link below to view the contents.

Top List: Most read articles
Here is a list with the 3 most read articles on our website during 2023:

🥇 1.  What is Code Signing / Digital Signature / Digital Certificate?
🥈 2.  DMARC – How to add this DNS record to your domain
🥉 3.  DKIM – How to add this to your domain

A list with all of our articles can be found on this web page.

  

Top List: Most read blog posts
Here is a list with the 3 most read blog posts during 2023:

🥇 1.  Tips for improving computer and network performanc
🥈 2.  How to run a program after an installation
🥉 3.  Upgrade from Standard / Professional to Enterprise

To read more blog post on our blog, visit this page.

  

Top List: Most viewed videos
Here is a list with the 3 most viewed videos on our YouTube channel during 2023:

🥇 1.  Visual Installer – How to create a setup package for a VB.NET application
🥈 2.  CD-Menu Creator – Autorun Menu Examples
🥉 3.  CD-Menu Creator – Tutorial – How to create a basic menu

You can find more videos on our YouTube channel.

  

Top List: Most read tips
Here is a list with the 3 most read tips (for our software) during 2023:

🥇 1.  Visual Installer’s Scripting Language (Visual Installer)
🥈 2.  How to insert a product gallery in a newsletter (MultiMailer)
🥉 3.  How to use the Picture Gallery to show video clips (CD/USB Menu Creator)

You can find links to more tips on this web page.

  

Top List: Most read newsletter issues
Here is a list with the 3 most read newsletter issues during 2023:

🥇 1.  Enterprise versions of SamLogic’s products
🥈 2.  How to adapt Visual Installer’s editor for your needs
🥉 3.  New product: SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise

Links to all newsletter issues for 2023 can be found on this web page.

  
See also
> SamLogic’s Newsletter Issues in 2023

SamLogic’s Newsletter Issues in 2023

We have an international newsletter that is targeted for our international customers where we publish information and news related to our products and our company. We send the newsletter about 5-8 times/year. In the newsletter you can read about:

– Information about SamLogic Software’s products
– Tips and tricks for SamLogic Software’s programs
– Technical and non-technical articles
– Videos (tip videos and information videos etc.)
– Special offers

Below you can view all newsletter issues that we sent during 2023:

> 08/2023 – Create your own Christmas e-card with MultiMailer
> 07/2023 – How to see if a file in Visual Installer’s file list is code signed
> 06/2023 – Enterprise versions of SamLogic’s products
> 05/2023 – How to run a program and show a document after an installation
> 04/2023 – New product: SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise
> 03/2023 – How to adapt Visual Installer’s editor for your needs
> 02/2023 – How to run a program with correct bitness from Visual Installer
> 01/2023 – Updated wizard in Visual Installer 2022 displays more information

Subscribe to our newsletter
If you want to subscribe to our newsletter you can visit the web page below:
> Subscribe to SamLogic Software’s newsletter

Create your own Christmas e-card with MultiMailer

Christmas e-cards

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to send Christmas cards to friends, acquaintances, customers and other contacts.

With our e-mail newsletter tool MultiMailer, you can both create your own Christmas e-cards and send them easily as e-mails. You can create your Christmas e-card either by using ready-to use e-card templates/examples or by using MultiMailer’s built-in visual e-card wizard. Read more in this blog post:

> Create your own Christmas e-card with MultiMailer

How to create button groups with titles in a menu

In the menu creation tools CD-Menu Creator and USB Menu Creator there is a function you can use to place buttons in groups and add a title to each group. If you have many buttons in a menu this will help your user find the correct button faster. Below are two menu examples that show how it may look like:

Example 1: One column with buttons + two groups with buttons + Exit button
Menu example 1

Example 2: Two columns with buttons + four groups with buttons
Menu example 2

It is easy to create button groups and add titles to the groups. In this step by step tip on our website we will describe how to create button groups with titles.

See also
> How to handle menu interfaces with many buttons

How to see if a file in Visual Installer’s file list is code signed

Today it is very important to code sign binary files (for example .EXE and .DLL files) that are distributed to other computers. By code signing your files you will protect your files against viruses and malware and avoid deterrent warning messages in Windows.

In our setup tool Visual Installer it is easy to check if a file in Visual Installer’s file list is code signed or not. You can check if a file is code signed by right-clicking on the file in the list with files in the File list tab in Visual Installer’s editor, and thereafter choosing the Show file information menu item in the menu that appears. The following dialog box will be shown:

The 'File information' window in Visual Installer

To the right of the Code signed? text field there will be a Yes if the file is code signed (has a digital certificate). Otherwise the text will be No.

The name of the organization that the digital certificate is issued to is displayed to the right of the Organization text field in the same frame.

See also
> Tip: How to code sign a setup package in Visual Installer
> What is Code Signing / Digital Signature / Digital Certificate?
> Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing
> SamLogic uses a digital certificate from Sectigo for its software

How to 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 account that people also prefer different fonts.

FontsIn Visual Installer and CD-Menu Creator (our tools for creation of installation packages and menu interfaces) you can change the font for the editor. We have included a couple of fonts that you can choose among, so you have the possibility to choose a font that suits your system best.

Too large font size?
If you have problem with a too large font size in the editor – so large that all letters is not visible because they not fit in the reserved text area – you can try to change the font for the editor. This may solve the problem.

How to change the font for the text in the editor
In Visual Installer you can change the font by choosing the Editor options menu item in the Special menu – and then opening the Font tab in the dialog box. In CD-Menu Creator you can change the font by choosing the Options menu item in the File menu – and then opening the Appearance tab in the dialog box. Via these tabs you can change the font for the editor.

See also
> How to change font size for the tip text in a menu

Upgrade from Standard / Professional to Enterprise

EnterpriseIf you have bought a Standard or a Professional version of Visual Installer, MultiMailer or Media Tools, but want to upgrade to the Enterprise version of the product and get access to more functions, this is possible. You only need to pay for the price difference, which is 40-50 dollar/euro for an upgrade from Professional to Enterprise and 80-100 dollar/euro for an upgrade from Standard to Enterprise.

How to upgrade
If you want to make an upgrade from Standard or Professional to Enterprise you can click on one of the links below:

From Standard to Enterprise
> SamLogic Visual Installer – Upgrade – From Standard to Enterprise
> SamLogic MultiMailer – Upgrade – From Standard to Enterprise
> SamLogic Media Tools – Upgrade – From Standard to Enterprise

From Professional to Enterprise
> SamLogic Visual Installer – Upgrade – From Professional to Enterprise
> SamLogic MultiMailer – Upgrade – From Professional to Enterprise
> SamLogic Media Tools – Upgrade – From Professional to Enterprise

Feature lists
If you want to read about the differences between the Standard, Professional and Enterprise versions of Visual Installer, MultiMailer and Media Tools, you can click on the links below:

> Visual Installer: What is the difference between Standard, Professional and Enterprise?
> MultiMailer: What is the difference between Standard, Professional and Enterprise?
> Media Tools: What is the difference between Standard, Professional and Enterprise?

New Product: SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise

SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise is a new product suite for developers, marketers and informers. 1 year technical support & updates are included for all software in the suite. It contains the latest versions of many of our tools, for example:

⬧ SamLogic MultiMailer / Enterprise ($189)
⬧ SamLogic Visual Installer / Enterprise ($189)
⬧ SamLogic USB / CD Menu Creator ($139 / $79)
⬧ SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator ($99)

More information is available here:
> Read more about SamLogic Media Tools

Special Introductory Price
For a limited time you can buy 3 licenses of Media Tools / Enterprise to a special introductory price: $199.

> Click here to order SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise

The introductory price is valid until September 30th. Normal price is $289 and the total value of the software is $605.

An update of Visual Installer 2022 is now available

There is now an update of SamLogic Visual Installer 2022 available. The version number is 12.0.10, and we have fixed some bugs and made som minor improvements in the new version. We have also added some new script commands to Visual Installer’s script language:

SHOW : Opens a document.
SHOW_AFTER : Opens a document – when the installation is completed.
RUN_AFTER : Runs a program – when the installation is completed.

These new script commands give more flexibility when external programs are run or documents are opened during an installation. See this blog post for more information.

How to download the update
If you have Visual Installer 2022 and a 12 months maintenance plan or an active subscription on Media Tools / Development Tools you can download the update from the following download page:

> Download – Visual Installer 2022 – Latest update

If you have an older version of Visual Installer, for example Visual Installer 2018 or Visual Installer 2020, you can upgrade to the latest version of Visual Installer from this order page:

> Upgrade to Visual Installer 2022

How to run a program or open a document via script

In the previous two blog posts we described how to run a program or show a document after an installation, when running a setup package created with Visual Installer. It is also possible to run a program or open a document via Visual Installer´s script language.

One benefit of using script for running a program or opening a document is that you can use a conditional check before you run/open the file. You can for example run different versions of a program depending on which operating system the installation is run in. For example:

// Run only in Windows 10
IF OS=WIN10
  RUN %DESTDIR\MyWin10App.exe
END IF
 
// Run only in Windows 11
IF OS=WIN11
  RUN %DESTDIR\MyWin11App.exe
END IF

  
In the same way you can open and show a particular document based on a condition. For example:

// Open and show only in Windows 10
IF OS=WIN10
  SHOW_AFTER %DESTDIR\For_Win10_Users.pdf
END IF
 
// Open and show only in Windows 11
IF OS=WIN11
  SHOW_AFTER %DESTDIR\For_Win11_Users.pdf
END IF

  
The RUN command above (example 1) is executed immediately and the SHOW_AFTER command above (example 2) is executed when the installation is completed. Read more below.
  
Script commands in Visual Installer that run programs
These three script commands can be used to run programs during an installation:

RUN : Runs a program.
XRUN : Runs a program – with additional options.
RUN_AFTER : Runs a program – when the installation is completed.

  
Script commands in Visual Installer that open documents
These two script commands can be used to open documents during an installation:

SHOW : Opens a document.
SHOW_AFTER : Opens a document – when the installation is completed.

  
The RUN, XRUN and SHOW commands are executed immediately, when the script line is executed, but the RUN_AFTER and SHOW_AFTER commands delays it execution till the installation is completed and the last setup dialog box has been closed.

The RUN_AFTER and SHOW_AFTER commands are new commands that were included in version 12.0.10 of Visual Installer (read more).

See also
> How to run a program after an installation
> How to show a document after an installation