Visual Studio Add-in for creating NSIS and Inno Setup installers. It integrates NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) and Inno Setup with Microsoft Visual Studio IDE and allows you to create and build NSIS and Inno Setup projects right within Visual Studio.
This add-in is downright dangerous. After installing it I was no longer able to open any of my visual studios (2010, 2012 OR 2013) and worse, it killed my SSMS 2008 and 2012 as well. Steer well clear of this thing - it is deadly!
Luckily I was able to go back to a system restore - it was the only thing that helped.
This extension thrashed my VS2012 installation. All my other extension where still there but VS2012 ignored them, in particular my Git Source control! My Solution context menu was huge before installing this ext. and after it was back to the default context menu options only. Uninstalling the ext. left VS2012 thrashed and also gave a message saying "Could not install some comments, do it manually".
Installer check following registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisualStudio.DTE.<Version>
where <Version> is: 8.0 for VS 2005, 9.0 for VS 2008, 10.0 for VS 2010 and 11.0 for VS 11.
Try to add this key into registry - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisualStudio.DTE.10.0
When I open solution the Visual studio shows this error message:
The 'unSignedSoftworks.NSISProject.NSISProjectPackage, NSISProject, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0e3ed40628bca5a7' package did not load correctly.
The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the installation of another extension. [...]
NSIS project type is listed on "New project" dialog, but I'm unable to create new NSIS project because of the error.
I'm using latest version of Visual Studio 2010.
The Visual Studio Activity log looks like this (80131604 and 80004005 are error codes):
Begin package load [unSignedSoftworks.NSISProject.NSISProjectPackage, NSISProject, Version=22.214.171.124, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0e3ed40628bca5a7]
CreateInstance failed for package [unSignedSoftworks.NSISProject.NSISProjectPackage, NSISProject, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0e3ed40628bca5a7
End package load [unSignedSoftworks.NSISProject.NSISProjectPackage, NSISProject, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0e3ed40628bca5a7]
80004005 - E_FAIL
Unfortunately, reinstall did not help. New version - 184.108.40.206 - still the same problem. "CreateInstance failed for package...". However I've also noted, that ActivityLog shows lots of additional warnings relating NSIS: "PkgDef encountered data collision in section". This warning repeats for each registry entry in:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0_Config\Languages\Language Services\NSIS Language
What's more - these registry keys are not removed when I uninstall "Visual & Installer".
Also, when I tries to uninstall "Visual & Installer", the uninstaller reported that it was unable to remove all files from installation directory. The remaining file is psvince.dll.
We have added logging mechanism into installer.
Download version 220.127.116.11 again and reinstall it.
Installer will generate vi-install.log file - please send it to us.
Also please run VS with /LOG parameter and send us your ActivityLog.xml so we can trace the problem.
Read details here (FAQ #6): http://www.unsigned-softworks.sk/visual-installer/faq.html#6