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KGalloway1
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Visual Studio 2017 does not recognize InstallShield 2018 after Upgrade to 2018 R2

After updating to 2018 R2, VS2017 marked my setup projects as "incompatible" and when clicked claims that "The application is not installed."

Any ideas to fix it? Anyone else have the problem.
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rguggisberg
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Re: Visual Studio 2017 does not recognize InstallShield 2018 after Upgrade to 2018 R2

Are you using .Targets files? They need to be updated. Typically in
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\InstallShield\201x
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KGalloway1
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I have that file folder - C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\InstallShield\2018

Thanks for getting back on the post. There are 2 files there InstallShield.targets and InstallShield.Tasks.dll. How do I update them?
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rguggisberg
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Re: Visual Studio 2017 does not recognize InstallShield 2018 after Upgrade to 2018 R2

Well it looks like that is probably ok then.
Open InstallShield.targets with notepad and search for
201
You should have a line that ends with
C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield\2018\System
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rguggisberg
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Re: Visual Studio 2017 does not recognize InstallShield 2018 after Upgrade to 2018 R2

Notes:
1. InstallShield versions can be installed side-by-side.
2. The last version of InstallShield that is installed or repaired on a system is the one that is used for Visual Studio integration.
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KGalloway1
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The InstallShieldPath Value in the .Targets file Matches the File System


C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield\2018\System


InstallShield 2018 R2 is the way that the current version in listed in Programs and Features and a file search finds only the internet files for these posts.

Any help will always be appreciated, but have you updated to 2018 R2 yet? Considering my experience you might not want to, but thanks for the input so far.
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KGalloway1
Pilgrim

Back to Your Comment about the Last Version Installed or Repaired

If I select InstallShield 2018 R2 in Programs and Features the update program will allow for neither repairing or removing at the moment.
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rguggisberg
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Re: Visual Studio 2017 does not recognize InstallShield 2018 after Upgrade to 2018 R2

Yes I upgraded to 2018 R2 from 2018. It was painless.
What version did you upgrade from?
Presumably you are on your development machine and not a Stand Alone Build machine ???
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KGalloway1
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Upgraded from SP1 to R2

On my development machine
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Flexera Jenifer
Flexera

Re: Visual Studio 2017 does not recognize InstallShield 2018 after Upgrade to 2018 R2

KGalloway1 wrote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield\2018\System


InstallShield 2018 R2 is the way that the current version in listed in Programs and Features and a file search finds only the internet files for these posts.

Any help will always be appreciated, but have you updated to 2018 R2 yet? Considering my experience you might not want to, but thanks for the input so far.


Hi

The error according to visual studio forums,it is specific to associated software or its associated components missing on the system.

You could try few steps to get exact cause for this issue:

1.Have you tried launching installshield once at-least to see the launch behavior of IDE?

2.Had Visual-Studio been launched as Administrator?

3.Rare but may be cause,Visual Studio 2017 update could have also caused .

If you had tried all these already,you can try repairing/uninstalling installshield setup with /debuglog option.-http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield19helplib/helplibrary/IHelpSetup_EXECmdLine.htm -debuglog
If possible attach log here to get to know cause in detail.

Thanks,
Jenifer
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