Creating custom installer packages

The previous section detailed how to get started with the freely available InstallShield LE software. While this approach can be helpful in some cases, for users of the Visual Studio Community, it is not an available option. Another consideration is for those projects where greater control of the installation process is required over what is available in Limited Edition. Finally, developers just may not want to rely on a third-party vendor for their project to be successful.

For these reasons and any that you may have, it is good to know that an alternative exists. Thanks to the freely available VS2015 Installer Projects extension provided by Microsoft, there is a way to develop your own custom installer with ...

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