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4, February 2008

Deployment Options in VSTO v3.0 (VS2008)

Filed under: VSTO — patrickyong @ 9:45 pm

There is a few new options to deploy an Office addin in Visual Studio Tools for Office 3.0. Among them are creation of a setup.exe file, or via click once.

Here I how to create a .msi deployment file so that it can be built on a CD.

1. Right click on the project file and select Publish


2. Then you will see a wizard pops up, for this I enter a file path


3. Next I select CD-ROM as installation path to end users


4. On the next path, I click Finish


Now wait for the building process to be done, and you can open the deployment folder. For developers coming from previous VSTO they are understand how easy is it now to create deployment files for their VSTO projects.


Now when I click on setup.exe, the VSTO installation wizard will pops up


When I click Install, it will auto install itself without asking further question, huge improvement for end users and IT admin alike!



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