Advanced Installer Now Includes Explorer Context Menu Entries For Windows 11

CRAIOVA, Romania - Aug. 19, 2022 - PRLog -- Beginning with Advanced Installer 19.7, developers can quickly and cleanly add, edit, and remove menu items for unpackaged apps to the Windows context menu. You may use this new built-in technology to leverage the Windows 11 feature for context menu items and automatically build a sparse package for you with no manual intervention.

Microsoft changed the context menu in File Explorer when it released the Windows 11 operating system.

That made it challenging to add menu items for unpackaged desktop apps to the new Windows 11 context menu.

Previously, you'd have to change your application's code and re-implement the context menu using IExplorerCommand. Then, you have to create a sparse package to give identity to your package - and still have one last step to write extra code to register and unregister your MSIX sparse package, which is time-consuming and complex for all the developers and ISVs.

The Advanced Installer's team has compressed the entire technical complexity of the Windows 11 context menu entries into a simple, straightforward GUI option that can be activated with a single click.

That means that:
  • There is no need to manually edit the registry entries. So you will skip the risks when modifying shell registries through the Registry Editor.
  • The MSIX sparse package is automatically generated to grant identity to your application. With just a check of the Windows 11 Context Menu checkbox, your unpackaged Win32 desktop application is automatically given access to the Windows 11 context menu feature. No need to worry about creating, registering, and unregistering the MSIX sparse package.

Since 2003, Advanced Installer has been the Windows Installer creation software of choice for tens of thousands of developers and ISVs worldwide, with capabilities ranging from MSI authoring and repackaging to emerging technology platforms such as Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

In 2018, Advanced Installer became Microsoft's launching partner for MSIX technology, and since then it has remained the tool with the best MSIX support, unmatched in the application packaging industry.

Advanced Installer ( is dedicated to offering highly practical tools and resources that help developers, ISVs, and IT professionals achieve high levels of productivity in their jobs.

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