How to install Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects for Visual Studio

By FoxLearn 10/1/2019 9:48:02 AM   7.87K
This post shows you How to install Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension in Visual Studio.

How do I install Microsoft Visual Studio Installer project?

The Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects provides the same functionality that currently exists in Visual Studio 2015 for Visual Studio Installer projects.

To install the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects for Visual Studio you can select Tools menu => Extensions and Updates

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects

How do I add setup and deployment in Visual Studio 2017?

Enter the 'setup' keyword at search box, then you will see the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects as show above. Next, you need to click download button, then close your Visual Studio and install it. You can do the same way for Visual Studio 2019...etc

After completing the installation of Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects, you should see the setup extension as shown below.

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects

By default, Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects will not be installed in visual studio. So you need to install it to be able to create installers from Visual Studio.