How to Create Add-In Setup for Visual Studio.


Create Setup for Add-In is similar step which we are following to create windows application setup. only one thing that we keep in mind is files location of setup files.

Follow below step to make Add-in Setup.

1. Create "Visual studio installer" Project.

2. Create "custome folder" from File system window.

    In Above main point remember to change default location. Change it to "[PersonalFolder]\Visual Studio 2010\Addins"

3. Add .dll,.Addin  and .xml file in to windows installer.

Now build and Run installer.

Enjoy !!!!

Let me know if you face any problem. if you able to build setup then just comment on below.

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  1. Praveen V R Says:

    Nice article

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I am using some images for the add-in. How to include those in the installer

  3. Ketan Patel Says:

    Can you explain me in details which images you want to include ??

    For toolbar image already I have provided code for it ?

  4. Prepaid Credit Cards Says:

    Valuable information about Add-In Setup for Visual Studio.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Can you please provide detail steps for vs 2013. I have done installation but can not see icon in tools menu after installing it .Also Is it possible that set up for vs2010 & vs2013?

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