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  • I understand that after Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft will no longer support the Visual Studio Installer, and will instead allow a user to manage install projects using InstallShield (Limited Edition).


    In VS2010, when you create an install program, you have these options...

    - InstallShield LE

    - or, Visual Studio Installer SETUP project, WEB SETUP project, MERGE MODULE, SETUP WIZARD or CAB PROJECT.

    Is it correct that beginning with the next version of Visual Studio (2011), all of the Visual Studio Installer options listed above will NOT be available and that ONLY InstallShield will be available?


    Thank You!



    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:02 PM


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  • Hello rig70.3,

    Thanks for your post.

    Yes, you are correct that the setup project is no longer supported in the VS11. And based on the VS11 readme file, Visual Studio Setup projects and templates do not show up in the New Project dialog box

    Setup projects and templates are not available in the New Project dialog box.

    And you are correct that the InstallShield is supported in the VS11. You can also refer to this blog which is helpful for you:



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    • Proposed as answer by pvdg42 Friday, December 2, 2011 9:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by rig70.3 Friday, December 2, 2011 9:34 PM
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:46 AM
  • thank you.


    Also, is it correct that VS11 will not run on Windows XP ?

    Friday, December 2, 2011 8:46 PM
  • It is correct that the VS 11 Developer Preview will not install/run on Windows XP. This is pre-beta software, however. AFAIK, there is no official position available from Microsoft on this subject.

    My personal *quess* is that VS 11 will require Windows 7 or newer.

    Friday, December 2, 2011 9:39 PM