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Installer Project in Visual Studio 2017

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  • Hey, I have Visual Studio 2017 RC, I want to create an installer project but I haven't found it in the project templates, I tried to lookup templates to install online but they are for visual studio 2015, help?
    Saturday, February 4, 2017 6:34 PM

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  • Hi,

    InstallShield Limited Edition has not been announced yet for VS 2017. The current version is for VS 2015:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn531020.aspx

    http://learn.flexerasoftware.com/content/IS-EVAL-InstallShield-Limited-Edition-Visual-Studio

    In general, integration of installers with Visual Studio through project templates is inexistent, weak or outdated. 

    Alternatively you can use any other installer technology (InnoSetup, WiX, etc.) and use MSBuild to launch the installer command-line executable as part of the build of your project.


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    • Marked as answer by DaCurse Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:50 PM
    Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:59 PM
  • Thanks!!
    Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:51 PM
  • >Hey, I have Visual Studio 2017 RC, I want to create an installer project but I haven't found it in the project templates, I tried to lookup templates to install online but they are for visual studio 2015, help?

    I believe there will be an updated version of the Visual Studio
    Installer for 2017 - eventually!

    Dave

    Saturday, February 4, 2017 11:28 PM
  • Hi DaCurse,

    Thank you for marking a helpful reply, which could be helpful for others who have the same issue.

    Sincerely,

    Oscar


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    Monday, February 6, 2017 6:45 AM
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  • Hey, I have Visual Studio 2017 RC, I want to create an installer project but I haven't found it in the project templates, I tried to lookup templates to install online but they are for visual studio 2015, help?

    I believe there will be an updated version of the Visual Studio
    Installer for 2017 - eventually!

    It's now available for the latest 2017 RC (26206).

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualStudioProductTeam.MicrosoftVisualStudio2017InstallerProjects

    Dave

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:39 PM