Andy_T1

I am finally able to get the VSTO 2005 SE installed with the Visual Studio installer.
However, I would like to make an installer in Install Shield.What are some of the steps/caveats I need to be aware of before proceeding
Also, the setSecurity custom action - how would that translate into Install Shield

Thanks.


Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating installshield installer for a VSTO 2005 SE app

Douglas H. Troy

Andy,

You may have already done all this, but first read the deployment information contained here:

VSTO Deployment

These whitepapers are interrelated, so be sure to review both of them.

¡¤ Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Solutions Using Windows Installer (Part 1)
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa537173(office.11).aspx

¡¤ Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Solutions Using Windows Installer: Walkthroughs (Part 2)http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa537179(office.11).aspx



The "SetSecurity" custom action is nothing more than a .Net wrapper around a CreateProcess to CasPol.exe that is located in the .Net framework folder.



In general, you'd install:

- The Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0

- The Microsoft PIAs for the version of Office you're installing on (2003 or 2007)

- The VSTO Runtime (depends upon PIAs, so install following the PIAs)

- Copy over your files (documents, assemblies, etc)

- Run CasPol to grant security rights to your assemblies



I think that sums it up.






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating installshield installer for a VSTO 2005 SE app

Mohit Gupta - MSFT

Hi Andy.

Does Douglas's response and the article help you resolve the problem

Thanks.






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Creating installshield installer for a VSTO 2005 SE app

Misha Shneerson - MSFT

Because of lack of reply I am closing this thread.