Contents 

Welcome
About
Contact and support
Readme
Introducing Graphical Installer
Overview
Features
File <project>.iss
File <project>.graphics.iss
Useful Functions, Procedures and Variables
Graphical Installer core files
Implementation of Inno Setup Compiler
GraphicalInstaller_functions.nsh
BitmapCutter.exe
BitmapCutterGUI.exe
Wizard.exe
How GraphicalInstallerUI works
MessageBox Designer
SetupProjectsConverter
Using Graphical Installer Wizard
Description of Graphical Installer Wizard's pages
Visual & Installer
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (Visual & Installer)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (Visual & Installer)
RAD & Installer
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (RAD & Installer)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (RAD & Installer)
Inno Script Studio
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (Inno Script Studio)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (Inno Script Studio)
Standalone application
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (Standalone application)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (Standalone application)
F.A.Q.
Changelog
Bugs

Graphical Installer for Inno Setup Online Help

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 Changelog


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Graphical Installer for Inno Setup - Changelog
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This document describes history of Graphical Installer development and changes among released versions.

This document is related only to Graphical Installer for Inno Setup.
For information about Graphical Installer for NSIS see appropriate documents in Graphical Installer for NSIS package.

Latest version:

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v4.01 (Selka)
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Released on 27th June 2018

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.6.1 (also contain changes from version 5.6.0)
- New feature: Dragging installer window with mouse in lower area [function WizardForm.EnableDragging()]
- New tool: SetupProjects Converter - application with user friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface) that converts Microsoft Visual Studio Setup and Deploy projects (.vdproj), InstallShield Limited Edition projects (.isl) and Advanced Installer Projects (.aip) into NSIS (.nsi) and Inno Setup scripts (.iss)
- New tool MessageBox Designer - an application for fast and easy creating of MessageBox instructions (script generator)
- Improved behavior in enviroments with various high DPI settings
- Installer now speaks French language. Bonjour :-)

- Graphical Installer Wizard v1.10.01:
Improved script generation (with new symbols)
Checking for new version
Fixes and optimizations
Full support for 3 IDEs (Visual Studio/Visual & installer, RAD Studio/RAD & Installer, Inno Script Studio) and standalone application

- Updated tools (BitmapCutter + GUI, v1.11.01)
- Various improvements and fixes

Minor changes and fixes:

- Updated manual (section SetupProjects Converter)
- Fixed wrong links


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v3.9.01 (Radka)
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Released on 16th April 2016

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.9
- New function BitmapFromColor (GraphicalInstaller.dll) for creating single color bitmap pictures
- New API functions (see manual for details):
function CreateSkinnedButton(...): Creating skinned button
procedure SetProgressBarColors(...): Setting TNewProgressBar colors
procedure ButtonSetVisibility(): Setting skinned buttons visibility
Global variables for colors

- Graphical Installer Wizard v1.9.01:
- Fixed crashes
- Updated GUI

- New examples: Creating skinned button & Changing progress bar colors
- Updated tools (BitmapCutter + GUI)
- All unSigned's installers are now dual signed with SHA-1 and SHA-256 certificates
- Improved installer (As recommended by Microsoft's desktop applications guideline):
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dn742461.aspx:
No welcome, page, Print and Save license buttons, ...
Automatic detection of Inno Setup version and ANSI/UNICODE version
- Various improvements and fixes

Minor changes and fixes:

- Updated manual (Help system):
Better description for <project>.graphics.iss section
Added 'Useful Functions, Procedures and Variables' section
More context sensitive
Help for BitmapCutter tools

- United color format ($RRGGBB is by default used everywhere)


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v3.8.01 (Penka)
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Released on 26th January 2016

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.8
- New directives and options
- Support for dual signing (SHA1 and SHA256)
- Follows Microsoft's desktop applications guideline
- New function ScaleMaskImage (GraphicalInstaller.dll) for mask resizing (Auto DPI)

- Graphical Installer Wizard v1.8.01:
- Fixed crashes
- Updated GUI

- New example (Auto DPI)
- Updated tools (BitmapCutter + GUI)
- Various improvements and fixes


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v3.7.01 (Olinka)
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Released on 7th January 2016

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.7

! Note: Since 1st January 2016 Microsoft changed the signing and timestamping policy
All changes are merged into Inno Setup 5.5.8 version (recommended!)

- Private version (not public available)


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v3.6.01 (Ninka)
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Released on 28th July 2015

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.6
- New directives and options
- Support for Windows 10

- Graphical Installer Wizard v1.6.01:
- Support for RAD & Installer (RAD Studio integration)
- Improved loading .jpg, .png and .gif pictures
- Fixed preview in Open picture dialog (preview is shown for all extensions)
- Removed annoying 'Could not get Background/Button picture dimensions...' message (if picture format was correct)
- Fixed rare EInvalidGraphic exception(s)

- New example (RAD & Installer - RAD Studio)
- Updated tools (BitmapCutter + GUI)
- Various improvements and fixes

Minor changes and fixes:

- Updated manual (RAD & Installer section)
- Improved installer (faster, more user friendly)


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v3.5.01 (Mirka)
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Released on 21st August 2014

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.5
- Whole process is now much simpler and faster (less case sensitive, files are checked for existence, ...)
- Drag and Drop tools
- Graphical Installer Wizard v1.5.01:
- Support for RAD & Installer

- New example (Multiple Backgrounds)
- Updated BitmapCutter and BitmapCutterGUI tools

Minor changes and fixes:

- Updated manual (fixed links and mistakes)
- Improved installer (irregular splash, automatic detection of V&I, R&I and ISS)


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v3.4.01 (Lenka)
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Released on 29th October 2013

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.4
- Graphical Installer Wizard v1.4.01:
- United texts, versions and namings
- Better integration with Visual & Installer
- Support for Inno Script Studio

- New plug-in GraphicalInstaller.dll (v1.0.01)
- Creating windows with transparency
- Creating windows without borders

- New example (Irregular Form)

Minor changes and fixes:

- Updated manual (fixed links and mistakes)
- Improved installer (irregular splash, automatic detection of V&I and ISS)


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v3.3.01 (Katka)
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Released on 6th February 2013

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.3
- Graphical Installer Wizard v1.2.01:
- support for Themes
- fixed Alt key press bug (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8)
- context sensitive help

- New application BitmapCutterGUI.exe (v1.0.0.1):
- Windows application for creating background images

- BitmapCutter.exe version D (1.1.01):
- colored output
- new option '-g' for BitmapCutterGUI.exe

Minor changes and fixes:

- Updated manual


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v3.2.01 (Janka)
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Released on 22nd October 2012

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.2
- Unified texts in Welcome window
- Fixed colors of texts and butons
- Solved crash in Graphical Installer Wizard (v1.1.01)
- New example (Visual & Installer)
- Better integration between Visual & Installer and Graphical Installer
- Updated manual (support for Visual & Installer)
- New skins

Minor changes and fixes:

- Various small changes and fixes
- Improved installer (added missing texts)


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v3.1.01 (Ilonka)
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Released on 5th June 2012
Updated on 17th July 2012

Major changes:

- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.1
- Support for Inno Setup 5.5.0
- Automatic DPI detection

Minor changes and fixes:

- Various small changes and fixes


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v3.01 (Helka)
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Released on 10th January 2012


Initial release of Graphical Installer for Inno Setup.
This is very first public version of Graphical Installer for Inno Setup available.


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Previous versions [Second generation - NSIS only]
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v2.4.01 (Gitka) - Released on 22nd July 2011

v2.3.01 (Francka) - Released on 12th April 2011

v2.2.01 (Evka) - Released on 7th February 2011

v2.1.01 (Danka) - Released on 23th November 2010

v2.01 (Cilka) - Released on 4th November 2010


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Previous versions [First generation - NSIS only]
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v1.1.01 (Betka) - Released on 19th June 2010

v1.01 (Anka) - Released on 1st March 2010

Initial release of Graphical Installer.
This is very first public version of Graphical Installer [for NSIS] available.

 

   
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