"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 getting all benefits of common integrated environment!
Visual & Installer installation package also contains Graphical Installer Wizard - optional tool for creating cool-looking skinned NSIS and Inno Setup installers (based on Graphical Installer) directly in Visual Studio. With it whole installer can be created by a few clicks - No manual writing is necessary!
- Full integration into Visual Studio IDE
- New project types: NSISProject and InnoSetupProject
- Wizards for creating new projects
- Build installers directly with other project types
- Complete integration to the solution build process
- MSBuild support
- Quick jump from Error List window
- Hints and tips for writing scripts
- Support for Visual Studio 2010
- Full version control system support
You know that there's no Setup and Deployment Project support in VS11 right? That the only "Desktop" setup option that comes in the box is to download the InstallShield Limited Edition? Visual Studio Setup & Deployment Projects declared dead & retired. VS2010 will be the last…
While this add-in doesn't yet support VS11, it might not hurt to look for other setup options now. If you're looking to move to another setup creation solution ahead now, I'm thinking it might make some good sense to check out the very popular (and also free) Nullsoft Scriptable Install System and Inno Setup options. And this free VS add-in looks to make using them even easier...
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