Issue installing add-ins via VSTO Solution Installer RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm having issue with a persistent crash during Excel add-in installation via VSTO Solution Installer:

    Event Log


    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        Windows Error Reporting
    Date:          26/9/2013 11:40:29 AM
    Event ID:      1001
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      AleX230
    Fault bucket 3746429174, type 5
    Event Name: CLR20r3
    Response: Not available
    Cab Id: 0

    Problem signature:
    P1: vstoinstaller.exe
    P2: 10.0.40309.0
    P3: 517f68e1
    P4: mscorlib
    P6: 5174ddfb
    P7: 35ae
    P8: 29
    P9: System.ArgumentNullException

    Attached files:

    These files may be available here:

    Analysis symbol: 
    Rechecking for solution: 0
    Report Id: 5fa0f512-265d-11e3-b3cb-3c970e0be902
    Report Status: 0
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Windows Error Reporting" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="0">1001</EventID>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-09-26T03:40:29.000000000Z" />
        <Security />
        <Data>Not available</Data>


    Any assistance in resolving this issue would be much appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Alex Dunnett

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:48 AM

All replies

  • Hi Alex,

    Can you share us how to reproduce this issue?

    Monday, September 30, 2013 12:57 PM
  • I am trying to run the setup.exe or SolverStudio.vsto installers for the SolverStudio Excel COM add-in - available at

    On running the installers the vsto solution installer crashes and exists without proposing an issue.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated



    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 5:56 AM