Visual Studio 2019 Community Visual Basic Project "Setup Wizard" RRS feed

  • Question

  • 'Visual Studio 2019 Community' is installed with the option '.NET desktop development' selected.

    I would like to add a new project 'Setup Wizard' to an existing Visual Basic project but it is not an option in the 'Create a new project' selection display.

    Question: How to modify Visual Studio 2019 Community so that 'Setup Wizard' is available?

    Thanks much...


    Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:24 PM

All replies

  • Out of the box?

    Quite a few templates are missing.

    So, close VS.

    control panel -> program and features.

    So choose change. You get this:

    And from above, you get this:

    So, select the above. All of the desktop (and web) templates and projects should now appear.

    Don't forget these:

    I can't remember which set I picked - but I now have darn near all templates - quite much all of them - even what I had with VS2010. So, add the above - you see/get/have the additional project templates as a result.

    I think also these and VERY easy to miss - the Individual components  - choose these:


    Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP 2003-2017)
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:00 PM
  • Thanks very much for your detailed effort to assist.

    Unfortunately, issue was not resolved.

    To install Visual Studio 2019 Community I downloaded and ran the installation 'vs_community__1756502866.1607157803.exe' program.  The workload selected was just '.NET desktop development'.  The installation details and individual components default selections were accepted.

    Your Installation details suggestions were the same as the defaults.

    Four of the individual components you suggested were not selected but I did add them to modify the installation.

    One individual component that you suggested 'Microsoft RDLC Report Designer' was not an option.

    When a new project is added to a Visual Studio 2010 (Visual Basic) existing project there is a range of new categories where new project types can be found.  What I am looking for in Visual Studio 2019 Community (Visual Basic) would be the equivalent to the Visual Studio 2010 (Visual Basic) option: add new project; Other project types; Setup and Deployment; Visual Studio Installer; Setup Wizard.

    In Visual Studio 2019 Community (Visual Basic), when a new project is added to an existing project one is presented with just the same selections as is presented when creating a new project from scratch.

    Maybe Visual Studio 2019 Community does not support deploying executables from the local desktop to another desktop???

    If that is true looking to deploy executables in Visual Studio 2019 Community would be a waste of time.


    Friday, December 11, 2020 4:11 AM
  • it can be added.

    I thought that adding the templates would fix this (my sorry - my goose chase).

    I just checked and my suggest did not work.

    However, this does:

    From main VS menu, go 

    Extensions->Manage extensions.

    Then choose this:

    After it downloads, then close VS.

    The install will start.

    You should then find these new templates:

    Give the above a try.


    Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP 2003-2017)
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    Friday, December 11, 2020 4:45 AM