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Published: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:40:10 GMT

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XLS Padlock 2018.1 released

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:40:08 GMT

(image) XLS Padlock 2018.1, our Excel workbook security software, can now build Universal application EXE files: one single EXE file for both 32-bit and 64-bit Excel versions. And much more! Upgrade is recommended for registered users with an active maintenance.

What's new:

  • New additional VBA helper functions to pass more parameters to compiled VBA code.
  • Updated user guide with several new sections. For example: how to correctly apply some protection features.
  • Improved speed of VBA compiler for large VBA code files.
  • Improved error message if a Universal EXE can't start the 64-bit mode for Excel 64-bit (for instance, if a security software prevents it).
  • Fixed: the ‘Every X days’ option in validation did not always display the X field.
  • Minor improvements.

XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas.
XLS Padlock works as an Excel compiler that allows you to turn your Excel workbooks into secure applications (XLS to EXE). A lot of security options and customization possibilities. Learn more about our Excel workbook protection software.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download

More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com




ExeOutput for PHP 2018.1 available

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:32:35 GMT

(image) ExeOutput for PHP 2018.1 available

Our PHP to desktop app compiler now offers support for PHP 7.2.3, Chromium 64, splash screen with progress bar and other great enhancements. Upgrade is recommended.

What's new:

  • PHP runtimes updated to PHP 7.2.3, 7.1.15 and 5.6.34.
  • Support for Chromium 64 and CEF3 branch 3282.
  • It is now possible to show a splash screen with a progress bar while the application is loading.
  • New option in Loading Screen: Replace initialization dialog box by the splash screen combined with a progress bar.
  • You can now customize the appearance of the splash screen's progress bar.
  • New ExecutePHPScript HEScript function that executes PHP code and returns the output of PHP.
  • Improved: the splash screen appears sooner.
  • The TImage component can now trigger actions in the UI editor. Useful if you want to let end users click on your logo and open an external URL for instance.
  • Fixed: "Unexpected launch error" at startup under some circumstances.
  • Fixed: some HTTP header redirections in PHP were not correctly handled.
  • Fixed: empty PHP.ini when creating a project and "Activate TEST mode" option is not saved.
  • Fixed: incorrect string protection identifier count after you removed one string.
  • Fixed: clicking help could sometimes freeze the GUI.
  • Updated documentation.
  • Updated PHP samples.
  • Minor improvements.

Note: version 2018 does not provide support anymore for Windows XP and Vista platforms. You need ExeOutput for PHP 2 to make Windows XP and Vista compatible PHP apps. Both versions (2018 and 2) can be installed on the same computer.

Description

ExeOutput for PHP 2 lets you use your PHP skills to create powerful Windows apps from your PHP websites and code. ExeOutput for PHP creates native Windows applications and software programs from websites coded in PHP and HTML. The resulting application is a stand-alone browser app that runs PHP scripts natively without requiring any PHP distribution nor web server.

Build Windows apps, custom web browsers, database front-ends, ebooks, games, interactive catalogs, and much more by combining the power of PHP, HTML5 and JavaScript into desktop applications for Windows.

A fully-functional Trial is available for download on our website at:

https://www.exeoutput.com




XLS Padlock - Updated WooCommerce Integration and Activation Kits - Key Generator PHP SDK

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:57:33 GMT

(image) XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas. It offers several ways to control access to your Excel workbooks thanks to online activation and validation, even allowing you to sell workbooks with WooCommerce for instance.

  • The WooCommerce Integration Kit has been updated. Changes:
    • The order status is now checked by the WooCommerce kit. If it is different than Completed (pending, processing, on-hold, cancelled, refunded and failed), activation and validation will be refused.
    • New security check: the kit can check that the order contains the allowed product (thanks to the product id defined in config.ini).
    • The WooCommerce integration kit also takes account of order quantity (if product ID is defined). For instance, if the customer bought a quantity of 2 products and with maxactivperorder = 2 in config.ini, the kit would allow 4 activations.
    • Updated documentation. To upgrade your current installation, please refer to the included guide.
  • The Activation Kit and Key Generator PHP SDK have been updated too.

Registered users of XLS Padlock can download new updates from their dedicated page.

Free fully-functional XLS Padlock trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download

More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com




XLS Padlock 2018 released

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:49:16 GMT

(image) XLS Padlock 2018.0, our Excel workbook security software, can now build Universal application EXE files: one single EXE file for both 32-bit and 64-bit Excel versions. And much more! Upgrade is recommended for registered users with an active maintenance.

What's new:

  • XLS Padlock can build Universal application EXE files: one single EXE file for both 32-bit and 64-bit Excel versions, but larger. The same EXE file will work with any Excel 32-bit or 64-bit version.
  • New ability to build separate 32-bit and 64-bit EXE files at the same time.
  • You can now cancel the "load previous save" dialog box.
  • New option to always show a welcome screen, even if no save was previously made on the computer.
  • You can now import and export VBA code from/to files in the XLS Padlock's VBA compiler.
  • Online Validation can be configured to occur only when an active Internet connection is available.
  • New validation by number of days after activation.
  • You can now specify a custom UI file that will be applied to the secure Excel instance (ExcelUI XML format), useful to offer your own ribbon for instance.
  • Fixed: EXE won't save the *.eula and *.lic files to the current folder of the EXE file.
  • Fixed: "ReadSystemID" VBA extension returns different system ID than expected in 64-bit mode.
  • Fixed: Clear Activation Data doesn't remove .lic if portable mode.
  • Fixed: activation and validation dialog boxes were not correctly translated.
  • Fixed: "corrupted data received from application" error if title has non-English characters.
  • Fixed: "SaveSecureWorkbookToFile" VBA extension failed if "Allow save but do not handle loading/saving" was enabled.
  • Improvement: XLS Padlock now checks whether companion files exist during compilation.
  • Updated user guide (with new changes and new VBA code about how to retrieve number of remaining days in trial mode).
  • Minor core improvements.

XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas.
XLS Padlock works as an Excel compiler that allows you to turn your Excel workbooks into secure applications (XLS to EXE). A lot of security options and customization possibilities. Learn more about our Excel workbook protection software.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download

More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com




ExeOutput for PHP 2018.0 released

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:00:50 GMT

ExeOutput for PHP 2018.0 released Our PHP to desktop app compiler now offers support for PHP 7.2, Chromium 63, and other great enhancements. Upgrade is recommended. What's new: Support for PHP 7.2 and new libsodium encryption extension. Support for Chromium 63 and CEF3 branch 3239. Visual C++ runtimes are now integrated, so no more VC++ DLL dependency is required for PHP 7.x and 5.6. There is an option to disable this if you want. ExeOutput for PHP now automatically scans selected PHP extensions for all dependencies and then includes them in the final EXE (or copies them to the proper folder). For instance, cURL dependencies are now automatically included, so we removed the manual option to include DLL dependencies. Improved support for complex paths in PHP require and include commands. New TImage component available in the UI editor, allowing you to insert images and logos in the interface of your apps. A new help topic is available with a tutorial. Improved video and audio seekable support. Improved progress bar behavior while compressing CEF runtime files. Improved behavior of compiled PHP apps on multiple monitor setups. Be sure to disable "Always center the window" option in old projects. Version information format (file version and product version) is now checked. New option to create custom HTTP headers for requests. A new help topic is also available with sample code. JavaScript command window.close is now working in HTML dialog boxes such as the About box. We recommend you to reset internal dialog boxes of your old projects when you load them in ExeOutput for PHP 2018. Fixed random executable startup failures and other related memory errors. Fixed: PHP opcache wasn't enabled in PHP.INI for PHP 7.1. Improved support for PHP commands exec() and system(). The "Unable to fork" problem has been fixed too. You can now run EXE and batch files directly with PHP exec(). A new help topic is also available with sample code. Added fastcgi.impersonate = 1 by default to PHP.INI. Improved virtual file system. Improved general Chromium demo. Updated documentation. Updated PHP samples. Several internal improvements. Compatibility with 2.x projects After loading your old projects in ExeOutput for PHP 2018, we recommend you to:  reset internal dialog boxes. To do so, click Reset in Application Settings => Dialog boxes.  disable the "Always center the window" option in Application Settings => Main Window. Version 2018 does not provide support anymore for Windows XP and Vista platforms. You need ExeOutput for PHP 2 to make Windows XP and Vista compatible PHP apps. Both versions (2018 and 2) can be installed on the same computer. Description ExeOutput for PHP 2 lets you use your PHP skills to create powerful Windows apps from your PHP websites and code. ExeOutput for PHP creates native Windows applications and software programs from websites coded in PHP and HTML. The resulting application is a stand-alone browser app that runs PHP scripts natively without requiring any PHP distribution nor web server. Build Windows apps, custom web browsers, database front-ends, ebooks, games, interactive catalogs, and much more by combining the power of PHP, HTML5 and JavaScript into desktop applications for Windows. A fully-functional Trial is available for download on our website at: https://www.exeoutput.com [...]



XLS Padlock 2017.0 available

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 18:28:25 GMT

(image) Protect your Excel workbooks, formulas and VBA code against copy. XLS Padlock 2017.0 brings support for recent Windows 10 (Falls Creator) and Excel updates, and much more. Upgrade is strongly recommended for registered users with an active maintenance.

What's new:

  • Improved support for Windows 10 Falls Creator Update (version 1709).
  • Improved compatibility with Excel 2016 click-to-run (version 1710) and Excel 2013 click-to-run editions.
  • Fixed slow loading of protected Excel workbooks on some computers.
  • .DAT and auto-save files are no more created in the same folder as the EXE file by default. There is also a new advanced option to keep this behavior if you want.
  • "Assign macro" is now disabled if you don't allow access to VBE.
  • New advanced option: Do not disable Protect/Unprotect Sheet menu
  • New translation .SIL files available in Slovenian and Croatian.
  • New VBA helper code to retrieve XLS Padlock System ID from VBA.
  • New advanced option to disable display of debugging information in case of runtime errors detected by the VBA compiler.
  • New VBA helper code to allow other Excel instances to access secure workbook and companion files (see user guide).
  • Improved support for High DPI screens and multi-monitors.
  • Fixed: right click was sometimes no more working on worksheet tabs.
  • Fixed: sometimes, license files could not be created.
  • Fixed: validation could wrongly expire keys with a given number of runs.
  • Updated user guide (added new sections about using arrays and error handling in VBA compiler, new VBA code extensions...)
  • Updated core components.
  • Minor improvements.

XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas.
XLS Padlock works as an Excel compiler that allows you to turn your Excel workbooks into secure applications (XLS to EXE). A lot of security options and customization possibilities. Learn more about our Excel workbook protection software.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download

More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com




Minor update for ExeOutput for PHP v2.2.1

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:54:52 GMT

(image) ExeOutput for PHP 2.2.1 available

A minor update for our PHP compiler software. Upgrade is recommended.

What's new:

  • Fixed: file properties were not saved.
  • Improved exclusion list for filenames such as index.php.bak. Click Reset in Environment Options / Exclude Files to add new exclusion filters to existing projects.
  • Updated to PHP 7.1.11 and PHP 5.6.32.
  • New PHP sample: create and view PDF in your PHP app.
  • Minor improvements.

Description

ExeOutput for PHP 2 lets you use your PHP skills to create powerful Windows apps from your PHP websites and code. ExeOutput for PHP creates native Windows applications and software programs from websites coded in PHP and HTML. The resulting application is a stand-alone browser app that runs PHP scripts natively without requiring any PHP distribution nor web server.

Build Windows apps, custom web browsers, database front-ends, ebooks, games, interactive catalogs, and much more by combining the power of PHP, HTML5 and JavaScript into desktop applications for Windows.

A fully-functional Trial is available for download on our website at:

https://www.exeoutput.com




ExeOutput for PHP 2.2 released

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:44:39 GMT

(image) ExeOutput for PHP 2.2 released

Our PHP app maker software comes with new features and improvements available in this release. Upgrade is recommended.

What's new:

  • Improved high DPI support of ExeOutput for PHP: UI items are properly scaled according to monitor DPI, new vector graphics...
  • Updated to PHP 7.1.10.
  • HTML5 audio and video seek support.
  • New possibility to define if an extension is a ZEND extension.
  • Added support for Ioncube PHP encoder.
  • Improved popup behavior.
  • Popups display webpage titles now.
  • Updated virtual file system engine.
  • ExeOutput and apps now properly remember last window position on dual monitors.
  • Developer Tools are no more compiled into the EXE if the option is not enabled (decreasing final EXE size).
  • New HEScript Function: PrintPdfFile. Lets you export the current webpage to a PDF file silently.
  • Confirm, prompt and alert JS functions are now handled by ExeOutput and not CEF, allowing proper skin rendering.
  • Improved Live Update default extension list: wildcards are now supported, allowing the exclusion of backup files with extensions such as *.~*
  • Fixed: dual monitor display issues.
  • Fixed: the about box can appear blank sometimes.
  • Fixed: can't seek webm video in exe.
  • Fixed: NGHTTP2.DLL requirement for cURL (PHP 7.1 only).
  • Fixed: random access violation error message in PHP.
  • New cURL sample added to the general demo.
  • New cURL topic in online documentation.
  • Updated documentation.
  • Minor improvements.

Description

ExeOutput for PHP 2 lets you use your PHP skills to create powerful Windows apps from your PHP websites and code. ExeOutput for PHP creates native Windows applications and software programs from websites coded in PHP and HTML. The resulting application is a stand-alone browser app that runs PHP scripts natively without requiring any PHP distribution nor web server.

Build Windows apps, custom web browsers, database front-ends, ebooks, games, interactive catalogs, and much more by combining the power of PHP, HTML5 and JavaScript into desktop applications for Windows.

A fully-functional Trial is available for download on our website at:

https://www.exeoutput.com




Major release: XLS Padlock 3

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:23:58 GMT

(image) Protect your Excel workbooks, formulas and VBA code against copy. XLS Padlock 3 lets you sell licenses for your Excel workbooks with new online activation and validation, WooCommerce integration and much more. Upgrade is recommended for registered users with an active maintenance.

What's new:

  • New online validation feature: ask a web server to validate the end user’s activation key before letting him access the workbook. Since it can be performed periodically, validation allows you to control the use of your Excel workbook: for instance, you can remotely block access in case of fraudulent purchases or refunds.
  • New WooCommerce integration kit: you can now sell and automate licensing of compiled Excel workbooks. Activation and validation features of XLS Padlock can be automated and fully integrated with your existing WooCommerce shop. See a fully-functional online demo. The WooCommerce Integration Kit is available for free to every XLS Padlock customer.
  • New security option: Hide Formula Bar (and disable the option so that users can't activate it again in the secure Excel session).
  • New feature: secure save files can be configured to be readable only on the computer they were saved on (hardware-locking).
  • New feature: clear activation data. Lets you remove activation keys on your local computer for testing purposes.
  • When selecting a secure save file, if the user chooses Cancel, the EXE goes back to the previous dialog box (where the user can choose what to do).
  • The Print option is now disabled when print is forbidden.
  • Users must confirm now when they save over an existing save file (prompt for overwriting save files).
  • Optimized loading of secure workbooks.
  • The "Protect Sheet" context menu command is now disabled.
  • Disabled "Share" button on Excel 2016.
  • Improved disabling of UI controls for all Excel versions.
  • The QAT (Quick Access Toolbar) is now always reset in a secure Excel session (can be disabled in the XLS Padlock's Advanced Options).
  • Several Excel constants are now properly recognized by the VBA compiler.
  • The secure Excel session will no more open workbooks executed from Windows Explorer. Instead, they will be opened in a new Excel instance.
  • New VBA API related to online validation.
  • Updated user guide.
  • Updated core components.
  • Minor improvements.

XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas.
XLS Padlock works as an Excel compiler that allows you to turn your Excel workbooks into secure applications (XLS to EXE). A lot of security options and customization possibilities. Learn more about our Excel workbook protection software.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download

More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com




Paquet Builder 3.7 is out

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:13:20 GMT

Paquet Builder 3.7 is out

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We updated our Self-Extracting installer maker software: better UI for 4K screens and minor improvements. Upgrade is recommended.

What's new

  • Full support for 4K displays and screens with high DPI.
  • New UI images that are automatically rescaled according to screen resolution.
  • New custom action images.
  • Add new custom action: the action filter remembers up to 10 entries now.
  • Added Portuguese (Brazil) language.
  • Fixed import of REG file error (root key mismatch).
  • Fixed a rare bug in directive processing.
  • Minor improvements.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.installpackbuilder.com/download

What is Paquet Builder

Paquet Builder is a mix between a 7-Zip Self-Extracting archive maker and a Setup routine generator. Thanks to its exhaustive feature set, create flexible and compact self-extractors for professional file and software delivery.

Package up any document or program files, visually construct simple or sophisticated multilanguage distribution and installation packages; generate updates and patches; wrap multimedia presentations or several Windows Installer MSI setups into single .exe files ready for delivery over the Internet.

More information at https://www.installpackbuilder.com




ExeOutput for PHP 2.1 is available

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:10:37 GMT

(image) ExeOutput for PHP 2.1 is available

Our PHP to EXE website compiler comes with new features and improvements available in this minor update. Upgrade is recommended.

What's new:

  • Updated to PHP 7.1.5 and PHP 5.6.30.
  • Chromium Embedded Framework updated: Chromium version 56.0.2924.76 - CEF 3 branch 2924.1570.
  • New feature: auto-increment version number during build process.
  • Excluded files now bear a red cross icon in File Manager.
  • New HEScript Function: PrintPdf.
  • Improved UI ribbon design with new TscToolGroupPanel component.
  • Improved behavior of heopenext:// protocol.
  • FIXED: About box and error message settings were not saved.
  • FIXED: importing system HTML page from XML resulted in a blank page.
  • FIXED: some DLLs could not be properly imported with HEScript engine.
  • Removed unnecessary Comments field from EXE version info.
  • Updated documentation.
  • Minor improvements.

Compatibility: in HEScript, removed useless parameters of PrintPages.

Description

ExeOutput for PHP 2 lets you use your PHP skills to create powerful Windows apps from your PHP websites and code. ExeOutput for PHP creates native Windows applications and software programs from websites coded in PHP and HTML. The resulting application is a stand-alone browser app that runs PHP scripts natively without requiring any PHP distribution nor web server.

Build Windows apps, custom web browsers, database front-ends, ebooks, games, interactive catalogs, and much more by combining the power of PHP, HTML5 and JavaScript into desktop applications for Windows.

A fully-functional Trial is available for download on our website at:

http://www.exeoutput.com




XLS Padlock 2.5 released

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:06:08 GMT

(image) Protect your Excel workbooks, formulas and VBA code against copy. XLS Padlock 2.5 offers an improved UI and several enhancements for securing your workbooks. Upgrade is recommended for registered users with an active maintenance.

What's new:

  • Improved UI: use of system font, scaling items according to DPI and new vector graphics.
  • New App menu button.
  • New feature to load/save settings from/to template files so that you can reuse the same settings between different Excel workbooks.
  • Decreased size of output EXE files.
  • Full support for Large DPI screens.
  • New Spanish and Portuguese Brazil translations.
  • Improved right-to-left language support for dialog boxes.
  • New VBA API to get current save file path.
  • New VBA API to hide the wait dialog programmatically.
  • Fixed: some UI texts were not translated properly.
  • Several minor bug fixes reported by end users thanks to the integrated error report system.
  • Improved Excel-related error detection by XLS Padlock.
  • EXE PE header checksum is now properly set after compilation.
  • MAC address is no more the default method for computing system IDs.
  • Updated user guide.
  • Updated core components.
  • Minor improvements.

XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas.
XLS Padlock works as an Excel compiler that allows you to turn your Excel workbooks into secure applications (XLS to EXE). A lot of security options and customization possibilities. Learn more about our Excel workbook protection software.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download

More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com




Major release ExeOutput for PHP 2 is available

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:08:39 GMT

Major release ExeOutput for PHP 2 is available Rewritten from scratch, ExeOutput for PHP 2 lets you use your PHP skills to create powerful Windows apps from your PHP websites and code. Lots of new features such as PHP 7.1 (or below), HTML5 support thanks to Chromium, powerful UI editor, portable MySQL server and much more as you can see below. Customers who own ExeOutput for PHP 1.x can review upgrade conditions. What's new: Support for multiple versions of PHP: from 5.4 to 7.1. We still support Windows XP so we kept PHP 5.4, the last version that officially runs on this OS. Chromium engine upgraded to Chromium Embedded Framework version 3 - Chromium version 51.0.2704.84 - CEF 3 branch 2704.1427, with multithreading support, offering an HTML5-compliant Web browser. Ability to keep Windows XP compatibility for your applications: if the Rendering Engine's WindowsXPCompatible property is set to True, ExeOutput for PHP will use Chromium engine version 49 and CEF 3 branch 2623, the last ones that officially support Windows XP. Be sure to run the Web Update utility to download the Windows XP compatibility pack so that compilation files are available. PHP CGI is now directly used as an external process contrary to the old SAPI method used in ExeOutput 1.x. This brings several advantages: PHP is separated from the UI process, giving more stability and responsiveness. If the PHP process crashes, a new one is started if you refresh the webpage. Your application itself doesn’t crash. Full integration between PHP and Chromium rendering engine: AJAX, cookies, file upload and download dialog boxes, custom request and response HTTP headers, Developer Tools… New console application (command-line or CLI applications) generation: you can turn PHP scripts into stand-alone EXE files without any PHP dependencies. ExeOutput 2 still generates one single EXE file for distribution. Due to the size of the Chromium and PHP distributions, the EXE overhead’s size is near 30 MB. New UI editor to create customized toolbars, menu bars, ribbons… Associate actions to controls, define their properties... New skin engine and option not to use any skin at all (Windows look). Better support for PHP frameworks such as Laravel, CodeIgniter, Fat-Free... Can include a portable MySQL server (MariaDB) to work with your compiled PHP applications. The MySQL server is managed by the application itself without required user action. Export to PDF option in addition to Print. Support for OPCache and XDebug PHP extensions. Windows UAC option: EXE files can now request administrative rights. SHA256 code signing is supported for recent Windows versions. Support for Paquet Builder 3 in order to make Setup packages. Improved built-in PHP.INI editor, added search support. ExeOutput for PHP 2 can now run complex PHP projects such as WordPress, phpmyadmin, Adminer and so on (contrary to ExeOutput 1.x). Description ExeOutput for PHP creates native Windows applications and software programs from websites coded in PHP and HTML. The resulting application is a stand-alone browser app that runs PHP scripts natively without requiring any PHP distribution nor web server. Build Windows apps, custom web browsers, database front-ends, ebooks, games, interactive catalogs, and much more by combining the power of PHP, HTML5 and JavaScript into desktop applications for Windows. A fully-functional Trial is available for download on our website at: http://www.exeoutput.com [...]



XLS Padlock 2.4 released

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:43:07 GMT

Discover a new mean to protect your Excel workbooks with online activation, create registration forms for your customers, and much more. Upgrade is recommended for registered users with an active maintenance. What's new: New Online Activation feature to automate the retrieval of activation keys: the secure workbook can communicate with your website and download activation keys directly from the server instead of prompting end users. You must have set up the XLS Padlock Activation Kit on your web server to use this feature. When the end user starts the application that uses online activation, a dialog box appears telling the user that an activation is required. This dialog box supersedes the “Enter Activation Key” dialog box. The online activation dialog box can be customized at will: basic HTML text can be displayed (you can use HTML tags such as and so on), links and even form fields. Create registration forms for your applications: customers must fill in the form before accessing the secure workbook. Form data is then sent to your web server. In addition to the standard XLS Padlock Key Generator in PHP, we also provide registered users with the XLS Padlock Activation Kit for free. This package contains a basic PHP web application that receives data from the secure workbook, generates appropriate activation keys and sends them back to the application. Thus, everything is automated. A dedicated user guide is included too. This web application can be enhanced and customized at will. Manual activation can be allowed or not for end users who may not have an active Internet connection. Secure save files can now have custom extensions instead of .XLSC. New option: Do not allow other instances of Excel when opening the protected workbook. New option: Disable PDF/XPS Export options in Excel. Improved hardware-locking feature: you can now select one or more hardware components to generate unique system IDs. New method to generate system IDs based on MAC address. New advanced option: Maximize Excel window at startup New variables to retrieve EXE File Version and Product Version fields with VBA code (see VBA extension in our user guide for samples). The Personal XLSB files are no more loaded when opening a protected workbook. Improved compiled VBA code handling when you install a new version of XLS Padlock. XLS Padlock now tests if a provided custom icon file is valid or not before starting the real compilation. Added profile loading/saving to the stand-alone Key Generator. Fixed: in some cases, the "Load previous changes" window would not show up. Fixed license text editor problems on Large DPI screens. Updated user guide. Updated our code signing tool GSignCode. Minor improvements. Backward Compatibility Due to the improved hardware-locking system ID generator, you must resend activation keys to your existing customers if you rebuild your EXE files made with a previous version of XLS Padlock. XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas. XLS Padlock works as an Excel compiler that allows you to turn your Excel workbooks into secure applications (XLS to EXE). A lot of security options and customization possibilities. Learn more about our Excel workbook protection software. Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com [...]



HTML Executable 4.9.1 is available

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:48:01 GMT

HTML Executable 4.9.1 is available Turn your websites, HTML and PDF files into secure ebooks or apps for Windows. Our ebook compiler has been updated with great new features: enhanced video and audio streaming support, Web Update for your ebooks, external file encryption (large audio and video files) and much more. Upgrade is highly recommended if your maintenance is still active. Changes: New compression method to bring more responsive ebooks: this method doesn't unpack data to memory fully but by chunks, which increases the loading speed of large files and the ebook's responsiveness. It is automatically selected by HTML Executable for compressing source files larger than 1 MB. You can also enable it for any source file thanks to the new file property: "Use streaming-compatible compression method". Improved loading speed and memory usage when playing large audio and video files compressed in EXE files and not in external files. Fixed random thread deadlock when compiling or starting a new project on some computers. Removed the anti-debugger option which triggered some antivirus false positives. Increased length of the "what's new" text in Web Update and tip about inserting multiple lines. Improved scanning of source files when starting a new project. Changed system ID method that uses the hard disk's manufacturer serial ID. Warning: this can break existing hardware-locked keys, you will have to provide your end users with new hardware-locked registration keys. New global variable "herestartwebupt" for Web Updates: now you have a way to notify users that their publication has been updated after a successful web update. Check the documentation for an example. Fixed: the red cross button of the PDF viewer's toolbar was always visible in HTML viewer publications. Fixed: "Could not register tab" error at startup on Windows PC tablets. Fixed: the built-in HTTP server was always started at publication startup although it wasn't necessary. Improved: in some cases, a simple error message box is displayed now rather than the full error report dialog box. Updated virtualization engine, PDF viewer engine. Compatibility for projects made with previous versions of HTML Executable A change in system ID method that uses the hard disk's manufacturer serial ID can break existing hardware-locked keys, so you will have to provide your end users with new hardware-locked registration keys. Runtime modules for version 4.9.1 are compatible with publications made by versions 4.9.0, 4.8 but not compatible with publications made with previous versions of HTML Executable (4.7 and lower). The full change log is available here Download HTML Executable Description HTML Executable is a software program that allows anyone to turn websites, HTML and PDF documents into Windows software applications (EXE files) featuring a custom browser. All source files (HTML, PDF, images, CSS, media, JavaScript code...) are strongly compressed and protected in order to make compact, secure executable files useful for distribution or archiving, without losing performance. Everything comprising the compiled website - ebook can then be customized according to your needs. Thanks to HTML Executable, create attractive ebooks, full-featured HTML applications and software, reliable Rich Internet applications, presentations, digital publications, custom web browsers, CD autoruns, demonstrations, offline documentation and compact archives for easier, efficient and secure distribution of your contents. A fully-functional Trial is available for download on our [...]



HTML Executable 4.9 is out

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:00:28 GMT

HTML Executable 4.9 is out Turn your websites, HTML and PDF files into secure ebooks or apps for Windows. Our ebook compiler has been updated with great new features: Web Update for your ebooks, external file encryption (large audio and video files) and much more. Upgrade is highly recommended if your maintenance is still active. Changes: New Web Update feature: it enables publications to check for updates, download them and automatically install them. A Web Update Wizard guides end users through the updating process. No additional software is required, but you must have a web server where to host public update files generated by HTML Executable. Watch our video tutorial about web update for ebooks Publications can automatically check for updates at startup. A "What's new" text can be optionally displayed. New global HEScript function to trigger a check for updates: Global.HEStartWebUpdate. This can be invoked from menu items or toolbar buttons for instance. New ability to encrypt external files: if you decide to keep large source files such as audio and video files outside of the publication (as external files), you may still want to protect them against copy. HTML Executable can encrypt external files so that these files can only be opened by the publication. This is a security feature that will help avoid unwanted copying of your publication resources. It works with large files, especially media files such as HTML5 video (MP4 format) and audio. New "Encrypt external files" option in the File Manager to display the "Encrypt external files" utility. The latter allows you to decide which external files you want to protect with encryption. Improved behavior when reading external files. HTML Executable now displays an error report when an unexpected error occurs and, after user acceptance, HTML Executable can send this error report directly to our support team for review. Updated EXE overheads to remove code that could trigger false positives in some antivirus programs. New option "Use virtualization for the runtime module" set off by default to minimize the risk of false positives in some antivirus programs. New Table of Contents property to allow only one visible panel at a time: CloseIfSearchPanelOpens lets you mimic the default behavior of CHM files. New field option to specify the PDF bookmark panel's initial width. New option to disable the "View Commands" panel of the built-in PDF viewer. Our code signing utility now looks for certificates both in current user and local machine stores. New "Reset with default list" button to fill the forbidden programs blacklist with pre-defined items. Hyphens and other non-numeric characters are ignored in short registration keys. This lets you make registration keys such as 123-456-78 instead of 12345678. Fixed task dialog sizing problem in Windows 10 anniversary update. Improved occurrence count of the built-in Search feature. Fixed incorrect EXE version information random bug. Fixed infinite loop bug that could occur when starting a new project ("creating XML structure" wait dialog box). Fixed window.external.GetHEScriptCom JavaScript call bug. Improved letter confusion detection in registration keys. Improved invalid character detection in fields to avoid system error code 122 "The data area passed to a system call is too small". HEScript event named OnWindowCloseQuery is now added to UserMain by default. Fixed bug that could lead to incorrect "Runtime error 217" and "HTML [...]



Paquet Builder 3.6.1 available

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:16:24 GMT

Paquet Builder 3.6.1 available

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Minor update for our Self-Extracting archive builder software.

What's new

  • Fixed "Error Code -5" when files from a multi-volume archive were extracted.
  • Improved behavior of the build progress bar.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.installpackbuilder.com/download

What is Paquet Builder

Paquet Builder is a mix between a 7-Zip Self-Extracting archive maker and a Setup routine generator. Thanks to its exhaustive feature set, create flexible and compact self-extractors for professional file and software delivery.

Package up any document or program files, visually construct simple or sophisticated multilanguage distribution and installation packages; generate updates and patches; wrap multimedia presentations or several Windows Installer MSI setups into single .exe files ready for delivery over the Internet...

More information at https://www.installpackbuilder.com




Paquet Builder 3.6 released

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:00:54 GMT

Paquet Builder 3.6 released

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Our Self-Extracting archive builder software comes with improved automation features, new custom action to retrieve paths to known folders, updated LZMA compression and much more.

We recommend all users to upgrade if their maintenance hasn't expired.

What's new

  • Updated to latest 7-Zip and LZMA SDK versions (16.02).
  • Resource string and variable replacement is now possible in the “Welcome Screen” and other common dialog boxes with rich text.
  • Enhanced directives: you can now define package variables and set their values in directives thanks to the new [Variables] section.
  • Directives now accept your own directive variables in the [DirectiveVariables] section.
  • New custom action: Get Full Path of a Windows Known Folder. It lets you retrieve paths to system Known Folders not already available in Paquet Builder, such as AppData\Locallow and so on.
  • Our code signing utility now looks for certificates both in current user and local machine stores.
  • Fixed: task dialog sizing problem in Windows 10 anniversary update.
  • Fixed: EXE Format setting was not persistent sometimes.
  • Fixed: rare "Could Not Register Tab" error.
  • Updated console compiler.
  • Updated core DLL components.
  • Improved GUI resizing on High DPI displays.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Updated documentation.
  • New tutorial section available

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.installpackbuilder.com/download

What is Paquet Builder

Paquet Builder is a mix between a 7-Zip Self-Extracting archive maker and a Setup routine generator. Thanks to its exhaustive feature set, create flexible and compact self-extractors for professional file and software delivery.

Package up any document or program files, visually construct simple or sophisticated multilanguage distribution and installation packages; generate updates and patches; wrap multimedia presentations or several Windows Installer MSI setups into single .exe files ready for delivery over the Internet...

More information at https://www.installpackbuilder.com




HTML Executable 4.8 available

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:10:39 GMT

HTML Executable 4.8 available Turn your websites, HTML and PDF files into secure ebooks or apps for Windows. Our ebook compiler has been updated with new content protection features to stop screen grabbers, app menu button for ebooks, Windows 10 skins and much more. Upgrade is highly recommended if your maintenance is still active. Changes: New content protection feature: it enables publications to protect their own onscreen window content from being captured or copied through screenshot utilities. If someone tries to capture the window, the latter will appear black. The feature is only available on Windows 7 (Desktop Window Manager must be enabled) and later. New "If Content Protection cannot be activated, show an error message and exit publication" option to ensure that your ebook will only work if Content Protection is active. New software blacklisting feature: you can manage a list of forbidden programs (such as screenshot capture software, screen gabbers and other screencorder software). It is possible to provide process names and keywords to search in all active window titles. When a forbidden program is found, the publication exits. New Main Menu button that appears in main window title in order to replace menu bars. This will give a modern look to your publications. New Search box that allows users to type their search query directly. Search results are now displayed on the right side (except in RTL mode, on the left side). New option to show or hide the search box. New skins to give a Windows 10 look to your ebooks/publications: New option in the "New Publication" wizard that lets you create a modern Windows 10-like application without menu bar, with Windows 10 skin and application menu button. The HTML5 video tag now works properly on Windows 10. New HTML5 MP4 video demo and topic in HTML Executable Help file. Improved playing of media files in general through HTML5 and/or Flash. Improved behavior on Windows 10. New option to use short 10-digit registration keys instead of normal ones. Be sure to upgrade your registration key generators with new versions if you use this option in your publications. The Table of Contents now accepts PNG images and alpha transparency for image items. New Table of Contents image editor which also imports PNG images and bitmap strips. SHA2 code signing and dual SHA1-SHA256 signatures are now handled. Time stamping uses "RFC 3161 compatible" timestamp server in addition to Authenticode timestamp server when possible. You can configure your own timestamp servers in the Environment Options. It is now possible to use certificates available from the Windows Certificate Store (based on Subject Name or Thumbprint). Links to bookmarks in PDF files are now supported. The PDF Viewer sample has been upgraded to show new features (bookmark jump, external URLs...). New option to remember last current page of PDF files. A menu command is also added to ebooks to let users disable the functionality if they don't want it. Context menus are now always disabled in popup windows unless you set the global variable named "heenablectxmenuforpopup" to "1". The status bar now bears a size grip if the main window is resizeable. Online activation now handles TLS/SSL protocols, which means you can use HTTPS for your activation/deactivation URLs if your server uses a valid SSL certificate. You can now type the path of the source folder in the "New Project Wiza[...]