InstallShield 2010

InstallShield 2010 contains many new features and enhancements. It also contains support for the latest technology.

New Features

InstallShield 2010 includes the following new features.

Support for creating customized virtual applications

Ability to target Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support for displaying installation progress on the taskbar

Beta Windows Installer 5 support for per-user installations

Beta Windows Installer 5 support for reducing the time for installing large packages

Beta support for additional Windows Installer 5 features

Ability to detect the presence of a virtual machine

Support for 64-bit COM extraction

New support for setting permissions for files, folders, and registry keys

Support for InstallShield prerequisites in InstallScript projects

New InstallShield prerequisites for Windows Installer, .NET Framework, Crystal Reports, and other


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1 support

Oracle 11g support

SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP1 support now available for mobile devices

New tool for scanning an IIS web site, recording its settings, and importing those settings into an InstallShield project

Ability to add IIS Web applications to Web sites, plus other IIS-related improvements

New view for configuring run-time text file changes

New String Editor view

Support for Unicode

New billboard support in Basic MSI projects

Expanded billboard support in InstallScript and InstallScript MSI projects

Ability to play an Adobe Flash application file (.swf) with the InstallScript function PlayMMedia

Support for HTML controls on dialogs during InstallScript and InstallScript MSI installations

Ability to add unsupported languages to InstallScript projects

Ability to specify paths for libraries to which the InstallScript compiler should link

New FLEXnet Connect 11.6 redistributables available

DIFx 2.1.1 support


InstallShield 2010 includes the following enhancements.

Usability enhancements for the following views: Direct Editor, Property Manager, Redistributables,

Internet Information Services, General Information, and Path Variables

Support for specifying action progress messages

Ability to detect whether a 64-bit system allows 32-bit IIS applications to be run

Ability to detect whether the IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility feature is installed

Ability to associate a namespace prefix with an attribute of an XML file’s element

Ability to specify whether an XML file should be formatted after run-time changes

Predefined system searches for the .NET Framework and Internet Explorer 8

Custom properties are now listed in Condition Builder

Ability to specify a maximum service pack number and 64-bit locations for InstallShield prerequisite conditions

Enhancements to MSBuild support

Automation interface enhancements

Enhancements to the InstallScript language for operating systems

Ability to easily override InstallScript dialog source code in the InstallScript view

Changes to the major and minor version registry entries for the Uninstall key of InstallScript installations

New CtrlGetDlgItem function for retrieving the window handle of a control in a custom InstallScript dialog

New InstallScript constant for passing a null pointer for an InstallScript string to an external DLL function

New StrConvertSizeUnit function for converting an InstallScript size unit constant to a display string

New StrTrim function for removing leading and trailing spaces and tabs from a string

New SdLicense* dialog functions to supersede existing SdLicense* dialog functions

New ListFindKeyValueString function for searching lists of key-value pairs

New InstallScript code examples

Expanded InstallScript cabinet file viewer


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