By Rachel Hageli
2012 was a busy but exciting year with two new releases, InstallShield 2012 Spring and InstallAnywhere 2012, along with the addition of the new InstallAnywhere Cloud Pack. Before everyone gets caught up in the hustle and bustle of a new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect back on 2012. Here's a look back at the ten most popular posts in 2012.
#1: Building 32-bit and 64-bit Installations from the Same InstallShield Project - The year's most popular blog post walks readers through building two installations (32-bit and 64-bit) from a single project with release flags
#2: Using MSI Launch Conditions to Prevent Installation on Unsupported Windows Platforms - How to use launch conditions to prevent users from installing applications on unsupported platforms
#3: Using Active Setup to Repair User Settings - How to use Windows Active Setup registry keys
#4: You Again: Understand Windows Installer MSI Self-Repair - How to avoid an installation program re-launching itself
#5: Cleaning up Your Shared DLLs Registry References for MSIs - Why cleaning up references is smart, and how to easily do it
#6 Getting Started with InstallShield Automation and C# - Tips to get started with C#
#7: Tips for SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB Support - One of Flexera Software's senior software engineers gives readers tips for a new feature introduced in InstallShield 2012 Spring
#8: Using Styles to Customize the User Interface of a Suite Installation - How to use the styles in a Suite project to customize the UI; also includes background image files that readers can download and use in their Suite projects
#9 Calling a Function in a DLL from a Wizard Page or Window in a Suite Installation - If you need to perform an action in your Suite installation that is not natively supported by InstallShield, you can create an action that calls a function from a .dll file.
#10: Be Seeing You: Detecting Installed Products - How to detect the presence of an earlier version of a product
Tell us: What would you like to read in 2013?