Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Installer Projects

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This official Microsoft extension provides support for Visual Studio Installer Projects in Visual Studio 2013

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7/21/2015
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by nimblebit | April 14 2016

by Megadeth | April 07 2016

Thank you very much. I used it to install my service - Works great!

by André | March 16 2016

Exactement ce qui me fallait!! Merci

by Steven Owen | February 10 2016

by KerryDow | January 15 2016

I'm glad this was available.

The Flexera software installer looked slick and acted like it worked,
but the service would never show up in the Services list. Was driving me
crazier than I already am.

This worked and fixed my issue in 10 minutes.

by gurkenschneider | December 08 2015

by Claus Heimerson | November 20 2015

Heaping pile of dogshit.

There's almost no customization that can be done to the UI flow, my custom actions don't fire half the time and require me to delete them and recreate them. Now, its not actually uninstalling the main application on uninstall ( it does remove the entry from Add/Remove Programs, but the program files are still there and the application.exe still runs) - even though it reports no error.

Only reason for 2 stars is it's free.


by nkomp18 | October 28 2015

Installed fine but all existing projects stop working with an XML exception error. I had to uninstall in order to be able to continue working.

by DatPTVN | October 19 2015

Thank you

by Yatajga | October 12 2015

by tazlulu | August 04 2015

For VS2013
Why not copy the Microsoft installer.zip (for vb in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\ItemTemplates\VisualBasic\General\1033' from vs 2010 and place it into the 2013 1033\general template area? That seems to work for me.

This trick however does not work for VS 2015

by Xian75 | July 11 2015


In win8.1 32bit
-cannot compile x32 services application.
when add two set of custom actions ( one for system\myDir1\service.exe , one for system\Mydir2\service.exe in the same project ) , no warn, no error.
Running the setup the custom action of service1 is executed twice ( I put a msgbox to check this) raising the" Error service already present" ( obviously).

in win8.1 64bit
-Cannot compile x64 service application.
Add custom actions (service install) in system64\mypp\service.exe . No warn, no error. Running the setup I get the error file "service.exe" not found

by GalayM | July 06 2015

Thanks!

by Antonariy | June 10 2015

Corrupts russian text in files and folders names.

by mnvlasov | April 27 2015

by Mohsen Alizadeh | April 21 2015

by Irfan Charolia | April 18 2015

I got Visual Studio Express 2013 for desktop. When I try to install Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Extension, it can't find Visual Studio and gives below error message:

"Stop Block: ProfressionalBlock : Microsoft Visual Studio is required, but it is not installed on this computer. Please install it and retry."

Means it doesn't support Visual Studio Express 2013 Edition :(.

by Steve Parrish | April 08 2015

I really missed not having installer projects in VS 2013. It worked great and as expected. Thank you!

by Ranbla | April 07 2015

by whawewong | March 24 2015

so what?

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  • RUn Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Installer on TFS Build Server
    1 Posts | Last post July 14, 2016
    • Hi
      
      I installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Installer on the build server 
      
      When i run a project that contain "Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Installer" on my 
      
      TFS build server, I got the followed error
      "C:\Builds\6\Utilities\AGPS\Sources\Setup AgpsSevice\Setup AgpsSevice.vdproj.metaproj: The project file "Setup AgpsSevice\Setup AgpsSevice.vdproj" is not supported by MSBuild and cannot be built."
      
      
      When i try to build it using VS2013 on the build server the build succeeded 
      
      Build Server log:
      Build started 7/14/2016 3:29:59 PM.
      Project "C:\Builds\5\Utilities\AGPS\Sources\AgpsService.sln" on node 1 (default targets).
      ValidateSolutionConfiguration:
        Building solution configuration "Release|x86".
      Project "C:\Builds\5\Utilities\AGPS\Sources\AgpsService.sln" (1) is building "C:\Builds\5\Utilities\AGPS\Sources\AgpsService\AgpsService.csproj" (2) on node 1 (default targets).
      PrepareForBuild:
        Creating directory "obj\x86\Release\".
      CoreResGen:
        "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\Resgen.exe" /useSourcePath /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorlib.dll /r:C:\Builds\5\Utilities\AGPS\Sources\AgpsService\DLLs\Sybase.Data.AseClient.dll /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\System.Configuration.dll /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\System.Configuration.Install.dll /r:"C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\v3.5\System.Core.dll" /r:"C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\v3.5\System.Data.DataSetExtensions.dll" /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\System.Data.dll /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\System.dll /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\System.Management.dll /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\System.ServiceProcess.dll /r:"C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\v3.5\System.Web.Extensions.dll" /r:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\System.Xml.dll /r:"C:\Pr
      
      
  • Installation fails on Windows XP
    1 Posts | Last post July 11, 2016
    • Hi,
         I've created an installer project but it fails to install on Windows XP even though I've got Windows Installer 4.5.6001.22159 installed. The error message is 'Installation Incomplete', 'The Installer was Interrupted'. Has anyone else had this and found a fix for it?
  • Installed but not seen
    1 Posts | Last post June 15, 2016
    • I got VS2008/2013/2015. I want to use this on my MSVS2013. I run extension, run well but when i want to try a sample, there was no installed extension. only 2 choises in there (New Project>Installed>Templates>Other Project Types).
      Setup and Deployment (includes known Enable InstallShield Limited Edition)
      Visual Studio Solutions (includes Blank Solution)
      What can i do to solve this? 
      I restarted VS2013. no solution. 
      I restarted my pc. no solution. 
      Remove/Install/Repair. no solution. 
      Any idea?
  • 0x8000000A Error in Autometed Builds
    1 Posts | Last post June 07, 2016
    • We are using VS2013 with the extention to create MSIPackages.
      
      Everything is working smooth from visual studio, but we are getting error (0x8000000A) when using TFS for Automated Builds.
      
      We had used the workaround by creating the DWORD value for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0_Config\MSBuild\EnableOutOfProcBuild registry value to 0. 
      But still facing same issue. We also had modified the same setting under S-1-5-20 (Network Service) account, as Build Service is running under this account.
      
      Please help to resolve the issue.
      
  • Source Code for MSVS 2013 Installer
    1 Posts | Last post May 17, 2016
    • Is the source code available for this Add-On?
  • error when compiling setup project from command line
    2 Posts | Last post May 05, 2016
    • I have a Setup deployment project which has been working and compiling fine  using both the GUI and cmd line.  I then edited the project to add some new registry entries on install. The project compiles with the GUI interface , but now will not compile via vs cmd (devenv.com). 
      It comes up with these errors:
      
      ERROR: Unable to update the dependencies of the project.  The dependencies for the object 'Primary output from View.Client (Active)' cannot be determined.
      ERROR: Unable to update the dependencies of the project.  The dependencies for the object 'Primary output from View.Client (Active)' cannot be determined.
      ERROR: Unable to update the dependencies of the project.  The dependencies for the object 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.dll' cannot be determined.
      ERROR: Unable to update the dependencies of the project.  The dependencies for the object 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.dll' cannot be determined.
    • Did you get anywhere with this?  I am experiencing a similar issue.
      Our automated build processes (Cruisecontrol.NET AND Jenkins) generally fail when running devenv.com command builds when the solution contains BOTH a web project AND a setup (vdproj) project.
      Logs seem to indicate that the web projects are not being compiled ahead of the setup project (there is no trace of anything related to the web projects in logs).
      All build orders are correct.
      Projects are configured to build in the requested configuration.
      
      Problem manifested subsequent to install of VS2015 / VS2015 Installer Projects on a build machine, which, up to that point built our software / setups without issue.
      
      Independent command-line MSBuild of the web projects succeed.
      GUI builds of the web / setup solution succeed.
      Manual, command line devenv.com builds FAIL with the same error as the automated system.
      
      If anyone has any suggestions, I'd really appreciate some assistance.
  • Install this new verrison - install is not start
    1 Posts | Last post April 26, 2016
    • I do install this new version 1.0.0.0 to existing VS 2013 on W10 PRO.
      I run the installer ws_bundle.exe. I checking agree checkbox and press Install button down on the install form. The installer not start installation. The installer nothing do.
      I may close the dialog, uncheck/check other checkboxes, but install is not start.
      
      Where could be the problem?
      
      Many tnaks for any ideas.
  • MSI Installer setup unable to install on 2003 Server
    2 Posts | Last post March 22, 2016
    • MSI installer setup (Build on VS 13) works fine on Windows 7, 10. But throws error on Windows Server 2003. Can anyone have an idea?
    • Did you get anywhere with this as we have the same issue?
  • Duplicated Packaging Messages
    2 Posts | Last post March 01, 2016
    • Every time I build, I get a ridiculous number of duplicate 
      "packaging file [X]..." messages. I can't tell if the duplicates are just fluf, or actually being packaged into the installer multiple times.
    • Any update on this "Duplicated Packaging Messages" error ?
  • Not installing correctly
    4 Posts | Last post February 11, 2016
    • I have VS 2008 2013 and 2015 installed, and when I install this addon, it runs without errors but installs nothing.
      
      Have another PC with VS 2008 and VS 2013 where installation worked fine.
      
      Do you know of a fix for this?
      
      
    • Please make sure you install the VS 2015 version of the extension if you want support for VS 2015:
      
      https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f1cc3f3e-c300-40a7-8797-c509fb8933b9
      
      Thanks,
      Unni
    • Did you find a solution to this?  I am having the same issue.  I only have VS 2013 on my machine.  Once I ran the installer for the addon everything seemed to run fine, but it  is not installed.  I cannot add an installer to a project and an old project with the installer errors when opening.
    • In my case this extension was conflicting with the web essentials extension. Once I disabled the web essentials extension this extension started working correctly.
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