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InstallShield Limited Edition - VS2017 (final) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Does InstallShield Limited Edition ready for VS2017 (final) at this moment?

    I cannot find InstallShield project template and open existing InstallShield project.

    Thanks

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:46 AM

Answers

  • Flexera have told me that they have no plans to release an InstallShield 2017 Limited Edition and if anyone wants to continue to use InstallShield they will need to purchase InstallShield 2016 Express (or greater) and that this is compatible with VS2017. I have tested this and it seems to work fine.

    I have also asked when InstallShield 2017 is being released as it usually comes out around the end of May but not getting any useful information.

    This may not be the answer people are wanting but it doesn't sound very promising for a Limited Edition version with VS2017.


    Simon

    • Marked as answer by Grace Chan Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:01 AM
    Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:21 PM
  • Hi Grace,

    Thank you for your update.

    InstallShield Limited Edition has not been announced yet for VS 2017. As I mentioned in my first reply, 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    In general, integration of installers with Visual Studio through project templates is inexistent, weak or outdated.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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    Monday, March 13, 2017 3:17 AM
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  • Hi Grace Chan,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    Firstly, please check the system requirements, ensure the following is required:

    Visual Studio 2017 can be integrated with InstallShield Premier or Professional Editions.

    InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio supports the following Visual Studio editions:

    • Professional
    • Premium
    • Enterprise
    • Ultimate

    *Visual Studio Community Edition is not supported.

    Reference:

    https://www.flexerasoftware.com/producer/products/software-installation/installshield-software-installer/tab/requirements

    Here is the Flexera download webpage :

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

    Best Regards,


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    Friday, March 10, 2017 7:53 AM
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  • Hi Lana

    Thanks for your reply.

    I am use Visual Studio 2017 Professional.

    The link you provided seems for Visual Studio 2015 only. This is using in my Visual Studio 2015 Professional.

    But I need use in Visual Studio 2017 Professional.

    Is there InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio 2017? 

    Or already build in Visual Studio 2017?

    Or I still need to download and install it like VS2015 does?

    Or InstallShield Limited Edition for Visual Studio 2017 is not ready at this moment?

    I don't know is this a bug of VS2017 or I missing some step during installation.

    Thanks


    • Edited by Grace Chan Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:00 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Dror Belleli Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:13 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Dror Belleli Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:13 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Dror Belleli Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:13 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Dror Belleli Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:13 AM
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:59 AM
  • Hi Grace 

    I have the same problem. I am waiting for some clues from Flexera software or Microsoft about

    Installshiled LE for VS 2017 . unfortunately non of them provide a suitable answers.

     

    Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:25 AM
  • Hi Grace,

    Thank you for your update.

    InstallShield Limited Edition has not been announced yet for VS 2017. As I mentioned in my first reply, 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.


    MSDN Community Support
    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com.


    Monday, March 13, 2017 3:17 AM
    Moderator
  • I guess the question is will this be supported in VS 2017
    Monday, May 8, 2017 11:36 PM
  • I have the same question. I was hoping that this might be announced during build today. Perhaps tomorrow?
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:01 AM
  • Flexera have told me that they have no plans to release an InstallShield 2017 Limited Edition and if anyone wants to continue to use InstallShield they will need to purchase InstallShield 2016 Express (or greater) and that this is compatible with VS2017. I have tested this and it seems to work fine.

    I have also asked when InstallShield 2017 is being released as it usually comes out around the end of May but not getting any useful information.

    This may not be the answer people are wanting but it doesn't sound very promising for a Limited Edition version with VS2017.


    Simon

    • Marked as answer by Grace Chan Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:01 AM
    Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:21 PM
  • I got the same answer from Flexera :-(
    Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:58 PM
  • Hello.

    I am adding up to date information: There is already 3rd party extension for Inno Setup installation system.

    It integrates Inno Setup (also NSIS) directly into VS 2017. See marketplace for more4 details: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=unSignedsro.VisualInstaller

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:48 AM
  • I just got off with a Flexera sales rep who told me that Microsoft didn't renew their license; but they were working on coming out with an updated LE version for 2018.  He expected it to be available in the next couple of months and to cost, in his estimation, "around $30".

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:54 PM
  • Released yesterday.

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Flexera-InstallShield-Lite.TestLite

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:26 PM
  • Hi Possumdelight

    Yes,Flexera had released installshield support for VS2017 in the name InstallShield Lite-2018,which you can download from marketplace :

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Flexera-InstallShield-Lite.InstallShield2018Lite

    Support can be availed from Flexera-community forum of InstallShield Lite:

    https://community.flexerasoftware.com/forumdisplay.php?348-InstallShield-2018-Lite

    Thanks,

    Jenifer

    Friday, October 12, 2018 12:10 PM