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  • Question

  • Hello All,

    Please provide some information about,

    How to create Deployment project for office add-in, Using Visual Studio 2015 RC ?

    I read the article which is currently available in MSDN about this "https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/cc442767(v=vs.110).aspx" but it talks about the " Installed Shield Limited Edition 

    but it seems this tool is currently not supporting Visual Studio 2015 RC.

    So is there any easy way to create "setup.exe" to install and test my Add-In

    Thanks

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:24 AM

Answers

  • Hello Er,

    You are on the wrong avenue, InstallShield supports VS2015. You can install install InstallShield to get templates in VS2015 visible. See http://www.flexerasoftware.com/producer/products/software-installation/installshield-software-installer/ for more information. 

    Also you may consider using WiX for building Windows Installers. See http://wixtoolset.org .

    • Marked as answer by er.ravipatel Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:45 PM
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11:45 AM

All replies

  • Hello Er,

    You are on the wrong avenue, InstallShield supports VS2015. You can install install InstallShield to get templates in VS2015 visible. See http://www.flexerasoftware.com/producer/products/software-installation/installshield-software-installer/ for more information. 

    Also you may consider using WiX for building Windows Installers. See http://wixtoolset.org .

    • Marked as answer by er.ravipatel Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:45 PM
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11:45 AM
  • Hi er.ravipatel,

    >>How to create Deployment project for office add-in, Using Visual Studio 2015 RC<<

    There are two ways to deploy the VSTO add-in, ClickOnce and Windows Installer.

    When we deploy a solution by using ClickOnce, you publish it to a central location where users can install and run it. You can update the solution without having to distribute a new setup program to users.  This deployment option is simpler, but you can't show users custom setup pages.

    Windows Installer distribute a setup program to users, and users install the solution by using that program. The setup program can install a solution for all users of a computer at the same time, rather than the current user only. You also have a bit more control over options that appear to users when they install your solution. For example, you can show a licensing agreement or enable users to install specific components of a solution.You can get more detail about these two kind of solution from link below:
    Deploying an Office Solution

    Regards & Fei


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    Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:38 AM
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  • Thanks Eugene,

    for your time and sorry for my late response to you!

    this is my bad that I had not checked the complete list of Install Shield Products,

    I just followed the link which is given by the Visual Studio 2015 RC,

    A followed you and downloaded the new Install Shield 2015 express,

    but still clueless how can I integrate it with Visual Studio ? 

    please provide some more information regarding this!

    Thanks in Advance!


    Saturday, June 13, 2015 7:12 AM
  • Thanks Fei, 

    for your reply!

    I already gone through this link and then decided to I should choose Windows Installer rather then ClickOnce, because ClickOnce have some it own limitations,

    so I was planning to work with Install Shield for my project but not able to Integrate it VS2015 RC.

    Please provide some guidance in this.

    Thanks in Advance!

    Saturday, June 13, 2015 7:15 AM
  • Hi,

    >>so I was planning to work with Install Shield for my project but not able to Integrate it VS2015 RC.<<

    I would suggest that you get support from Official support from Install Shield, since this issue is more relative to Install Shield.

    Regards & Fei


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    Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:47 AM
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