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AWinstall General Information

AWinstall is an installation development tool for creating lightweight professional installer packages.

AWinstall consists of two main components: installer engine (a small executable used as a setup launcher) and fully-functional Setup Builder (document-oriented application for creating installer projects and building redistributable packages).

AWinstall engine features:

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AWinstall interface example

Modern and attractive user interface (with Vista-like icons and bitmaps);
Customizable graphics (support for custom installer logo bitmap and icon);
Support for single-file packaging you'll get just one executable;
Support for CD distribution "Copy Files" option for large CD setups;
Multi-language interface (with ability to add new languages);
Good compression method: often better than popular ZIP;
No need for external tools such as Regedit, Regsvr32 and so on;
Built-in support for user interaction elements (license screens, required and optional setup tasks);
Ability to create 'silent' setups without user interaction;
Support for automatic product uninstall;
Built-in and editable installer variables with 'special folders' auto-detection;
Extracting files with full paths (with sub-folders auto-creating).

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AWinstall IDE features:

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AWinstall IDE (Setup Builder)

Intuitive user interface provides detailed project information in the form of Project Tree and Property Pane;
Drag-and-drop support just drag needed files/folders into Project window from Explorer;
Smart file types detection when adding font files, COM Inproc Servers and Type Libraries;
Import registry keys from .reg files and existing system registry;
Command-line support for performing automated 'night builds';
Windows XP-compatible interface.

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Working with Project Tree

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