InstallAware Studio - MSIX Builder Beta Release

New MSIX Builder - Instantly build any Win32/Win64/.NET application as an MSIX package.
September 10, 2018 - 14:19
New Version


  • Updated the MSIX virtual registry layout. This now handles Win32 redirection (HKLM registry key) when necessary and depending on the PlatformArchitecture (x86/x64) as defined with the package. Now all registry keys get included correctly with the VR. Consequently, registry keys stored under HKLM, HKCU and HKCR are all accessible by the installed MSIX app. Of course, the restrictions for some special keys, such as HKLM\Hardware or HKLM\System and similar, which are not supported by MSIX, remain.
  • Various Updates to the APPX virtual registry layout.
  • Both MSIX/APPX packages now include a richer set of image assets.
  • Fixed an error with the header of the MSIX Manifest.

View the MSIX Builder blog post to read more details.


  • The progress bar and status text now reflect the actual build process notifications.
  • Fixed an issue when a defined shortcut had an association to a file not part of the files to install. In such circumstances, this was causing an error with the shortcut(s) displayed by Entrypoint selection dialog. The application now returns an error if a shortcut points to an invalid file association.
  • Fixed the icons issue in the shortcut selection window.
  • Removed unnecessary tooltips.
  • Updated the progress text displayed during conversion.
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