Problem Creating Add-in Deployment Project RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi I tried to create deployment project for Visual Studio 2008 add-in by using link

    but when after installation I am unable to see add-in in my tools menu in VS 2008.

    I am using VS 2008 with Frame work 3.5 sp1

    Please suggest me, how to create setup project for VS 2008 Add-in.

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:42 AM


  • Hi Abhinay,

    Recommended reading the following article about the issue that Visual Studio instances do not load any Add-In, which provides information to troubleshoot common problems of add-ins for Visual Studio or Office applications (shared add-ins).
    Please check: HOWTO: Troubleshooting Visual Studio and Office add-ins

    For Visual Studio Add-in deployment, you also can try using Inno Setup.
    Here is a good tutorial: HOWTO: Create a setup for a Visual Studio 2005 / 2008 add-in using Inno Setup

    For more resources of Visual Studio Add-in, please see:

    BTW, this forum is for the support of .NET Framework installation. For Add-in issue, Visual Studio Extensibility should be the place to consult for better answer. You will get more useful help there. This will make answer searching in the forum easier and be beneficial to other community members as well.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Thursday, September 24, 2009 5:07 AM
    Friday, September 18, 2009 8:16 AM