Bundle VSTO runtime into .NET 3.51 Excel Add-In RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm not sure if my user has VSTO runtime installed. When the user installs my add-in, what is the smartest thing to do? Can I bundle VSTO runtime into the setup.exe (and if then how) which then installs the runtime if needed? I would totally prefer no extra downloads and as easy installation as possible.
    Monday, January 13, 2014 3:18 PM


  • HI,

    Based on my understanding, you want add the VSTO runtime as prerequisites components into setup program.  You could find VSTO – runtime in properties ->publish -> prerequisites, if you can’t find corresponding version of VSTO runtime components in Prerequisites dialog box ,and you can also customize prerequisites components though modify the product.xml file .

    You can refer to the link below to get more information about how to add the prerequisites components into setup program.

    # Creating a Bootstrapper package for an Office 2013 VSTO Add-in with Visual Studio 2012


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    • Proposed as answer by Eugene Astafiev Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:44 PM
    • Marked as answer by KilpAr Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:50 PM
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:14 AM