Finally Installer Projects templates are back with Visual Studio. Hope most of you are aware that few years back, Microsoft removed the templates for installer projects from Visual Studio and we all were obliged to use InstallShield.
Till Visual Studio 2010, these templates were shipped along with VS but post releases were not having these templates. But user voice and vocal feedbacks made this possible and now these templates are again part of Visual Studio 2013 and will continue to be the part in all the Visual studio’s future versions.
This Extension can be downloaded either from Visual StudioGallery or by using ‘Extensions and Updates’ dialog’s online section with a search string as ‘Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension’.
Important point to mention here is, Visual Studio will still provide the in-box solution for InstallShield limited edition. As of now, this update is part of preview release version;)