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c_benner
Level 3

Visual Studio 2022 integration?

Hey there,

today I've installed the latest InstallShield 2021 build but there's no Visual Studio 2022 integration?

Is there anything I'm missing or am I doing wrong?

 

TIA

Chris

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tomdavey3
Level 2

Same situation!

dave2_1296
Level 3

Same - just opened a support case.

shunt
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Visual Studio 2022 Integration is not yet supported in InstallShield. Compared to previous releases of Visual Studio, this integration is slightly challenging due to the fact that Visual Studio 2022 runs in only 64 bit mode. We are actively working on this and currently planning on supporting in the next major version of InstallShield next year (Q2 '22). We will keep you posted on the progress we are making. While this may not be the response you may be expecting, we would like to be transparent with you on the priorities and progress.
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I am very sad when read these information. Visual Studio 2019 even has not link for downloading.

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Well that is extremely disappointing.  I had expected the release schedule of a major (and fairly expensive) product like InstallShield to keep pace with Visual Studio releases.  Not sure I can wait more than half a year for VS2022 support...  The only silver lining is at least I found out before renewing my annual support contract.

To late for me - have had renewed a week ago.

For us it means - no automated updates anymore and a complete rework of our rollout process.

 

Lesson learned and in fact-> For the simple packaging we're using WIX in future and the rollout processes getting redesigned so that we're not dependent from companies they don't use over a year of time to renew their own software.

 

Our Extensions for Visual Studio 2022 are working since September this year (by the way). So it was possible (easy) to have tools 64Bit ready. Microsoft announced their plans for Visual Studio 2022 in 2019 (!).

Any updates on a release schedule for IS with VS2022 support?

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Hello,  Just following up on this issue.  Is there an ETA for InstallShield support for Visual Studio 2022?    We are currently using InstallShield 2020 R3 Sp1 Express Edition with Visual Studio 2019.

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c_benner
Level 3

I plan to revoke my maintainance support plan (renewed this week) due to useless. I can't use IS2021 'til 2Q/22 and therefore I also can't use the support. No product - no support.

 

I'm really upset with that!

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Revenera_Ian
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Hi @jacob2,

Thank you for your post.

Visual Studio 2022 integration will be supported in phases:

  • InstallShield 2022 R1 will include support for upgrading and building existing InstallShield projects in Visual Studio 2022, via UI and MSBuild. Support for creating new projects wouldn't be supported in 2022 R1.
  • InstallShield 2022 R2 will include support for creating new IS projects (except InstallScript) from within Visual Studio 2022.
  • Support for creating InstallScript projects will be added in 2023.
** Payload and dates are subject to change.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!
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Do we have release dates for the above?

Until Visual Studio integration is available, is there an alternative way to create a deployment package?  Maybe a standalone tool?  Our company has InstallShield Professional if that makes a difference in what you suggest.

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Revenera_Ian
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Hi @dave2_1296,

Thank you for your post.

If I've correctly determined that you are based out of New Jersey, please contact your Account Manager, Andy Evert, to request more details.

Here is his contact information:

(847) 466-4225
aevert@revenera.com

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

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