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InstallShield with Visual Studio 2017

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  • I am unable to get the free version of InstallShield to integrate with Visual Studio 2017.  Is this product still being offered?
    Friday, March 10, 2017 6:55 PM

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  • Hi,

    It looks like InstallShield Limited Edition is no longer offered for Visual Studio 2017.

    You can contact Flexera Software (http://learn.flexerasoftware.com/content/IS-EVAL-InstallShield-Limited-Edition-Visual-Studio) about future availability (if any).

    Alternatively, you can use other installers (that are free) such as:


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    Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:51 AM
  • Hi JLR1957,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Like Carlos said, now in the VS 2017 enterprise/professional have not support the InstallShield Limited Edition yet, InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio supports these Visual Studio editions: Professional/Premuim/Enterprise/Ultimate.

    If your VS 2017 version is community, you can try to install the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Installer Projects. To use this extension, you can either open the Extensions and Updates dialog, select the online node, and search for "Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension," or you can download directly from this page.

    If it I professional/enterprise version, you can try to install the Wix Toolset Visual Studio 2017 Extension to create installers for Windows Installer, the Windows installation engine.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Monday, March 13, 2017 5:17 AM
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  • I kinda feel jerked around here.

    I have been using vs2010 forever....didn't like 2012 or 2013.   so last year, I decided to go to vs2015.   my vs setup projects no longer worked, but they offered that installshield le for it.   so I converted all of my setup projects to installshield.   everything fine and dandy.....then this year, vs2017 came out, and no more installshield...they want you to use vs setup projects again.     COME ON!   MAKE UP YOUR DAMN MIND!


    ~george

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:36 PM
  • Hi George,

    Sorry for this inconvenience and the InstallShield is the third party software, I have checked its official download website: Download InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio and it still have no more information about the VS 2017 yet. Maybe it is during the development, you can try to consult with this software developers through this to know it.

    Meanwhile, some other community members already reported this issue to the VS Product Team, please check this: InstallShield Limited Edition and you can vote it or add a comment, then we need to waiting for the confirmation information from the VS Product Team Engineers, thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:01 AM
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  • Alternatively, you can use other installers (that are free) such as:
    • Not MSI-based: InnoSetup: http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php

    Hello.

    Inno Setup (also NSIS) has official 3rd party extension for Visual Studio 2017. Visit the marketplace for more details: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=unSignedsro.VisualInstaller

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:44 AM