How to create setup project in visual studio 2017?


  • I recently reformatted my computer and had to install visual studio 2017 community edition in place of visual studio 2015 community edition. In the latter I had the option to add a new project > other projects > create setup project in order to create an EXE for applications. In the 2017 edition however, there is no 'other projects' node in the add new project pane. How can I fix this?
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:21 AM

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  • Hi danielc92,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    After you have installed workloads for visual studio 2017, "other project types" node will appear in the add new project pane. If you can't still find it, please repair visual studio 2017 firstly and then click->Tools->Extensions and Updates to download Microsoft Visual studio 2017 Installer Projects.

    After this, you could find it when you create a new project.

    Best regards,


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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:58 AM
  • I just googled "Microsoft 2017 Installer Projects", selected "download" from the site.

    It subsequently downloaded the necessary file and automatically installed it. Consequently I

    then had Visual Studio Installer option available under "Other Projects"

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:59 PM