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Word 2016 VS installer deployment RRS feed

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  • Hello, i have an issue with deploying addin for MS Word.
    I created addin in VS 2017, created installer project in Visual studio installer 2017.
    I followed instructions from
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/vsto/deploying-an-office-solution-by-using-windows-installer?view=vs-2019

    Then i wanted to upgrade to VS2019. So i opened project in VS2019, installed Visual studio installer, created new setup proejct and set it up the same as before.

    According to guide, i should create 2 entried in registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addin\Addin_Name
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addin\Addin_Name

    However for some reason, after the switch to VS2019, i don't see 
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addin\Addin_Name
    being created in registry. I only see WOW6432Node "branch".

    I can also see:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\REGISTRY\MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Word\AddIns\Addin_Name

    So how can i force the installer to write my entry into
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addin\Addin_Name

    Thanks.
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:58 AM

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