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InstallShield Limited Edition (ISLE) in Visual Studio Community 2015? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    according to Microsoft, "InstallShield Limited Edition is free for users of all Visual Studio editions except the Express editions"*, but according to Flexera Software, "InstallShield 2015 Limited Edition does not support Visual Studio Community 2015"*. Which information is right?

    I installed Visual Studio Community 2015, but InstallShield Limited Edition (ISLE) setup projects do not seem to be available: "File -> New -> Project -> Other Project Types" does not even offer the category "Setup and Deployment". So, although VS Community 2015 is otherwise perfectly sufficient for me, I will have to spend $1,199 for Visual Studio Professional 2015 just to get ISLE?

    Yes, I am aware that Microsoft offers "Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects" for free, but this would mean that I would have to create dozens of existing (and quite complex) setup projects from scratch (after VS 2013 had forced me to create them with ISLE).

    * sorry, apparently I am not allowed to include links in this posting, but the pages can be found if you enter the quotes in a search engine.

    • Moved by Barry Wang Monday, August 17, 2015 12:07 PM offtopic
    Saturday, August 15, 2015 7:35 PM

Answers

  • Hello iguana75,

    Please confirm with Flexera Software forum, this product is actually support on there not here.

    I'd recommend you follow their direction on related issue.

    Best regards,

    Barry


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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 4, 2015 9:44 PM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 12:06 PM
  • Hello,

    Visual Studio Community Edition is the replacement for Visual Studio Express.

    Thus, "InstallShield 2015 Limited Edition does not support Visual Studio Community 2015"

    Karl


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    • Proposed as answer by Barry Wang Tuesday, August 25, 2015 2:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 4, 2015 9:44 PM
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:15 PM

All replies

  • Hello iguana75,

    Please confirm with Flexera Software forum, this product is actually support on there not here.

    I'd recommend you follow their direction on related issue.

    Best regards,

    Barry


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 4, 2015 9:44 PM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 12:06 PM
  • Hello,

    Visual Studio Community Edition is the replacement for Visual Studio Express.

    Thus, "InstallShield 2015 Limited Edition does not support Visual Studio Community 2015"

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
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    • Proposed as answer by Barry Wang Tuesday, August 25, 2015 2:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 4, 2015 9:44 PM
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:15 PM