View Full Version : Does InstallShield 2013 Premier integrate with Visual Studio 2013?

11-22-2013, 10:53 AM
Currently we use Visual Studio 2012, which allows me to include an InstallShield 2012 Spring or InstallShield 2013 project as part of the VS2012 *.sln file. We are thinking strongly of migrating to Visual Studio 2013. I have installed VS2013 and IS2012 Spring w/SP1 as well as IS2013 Premier onto a test computer. But I cannot get VS2013 to "see" the *.ism project files when I try to include them as part of the VS2013 *.sln solution.

So I am wondering if we need to wait for the next version of InstallShield (to be named InstallShield 2014, I assume ;)) before we can move on to Visual Studio 2013.

Anyone know for sure?

11-22-2013, 12:26 PM
InstallShield 2013 SP1 includes support for the Visual Studio 2013 integration. For information on how to obtain this update, see the following thread:
Read me first: Quick links for info on InstallShield 2013 (http://community.flexerasoftware.com/showthread.php?206319-Read-me-first-Quick-links-for-info-on-InstallShield-2013)

11-22-2013, 02:43 PM
Looks like that did the trick! :) Seems to work on a standalone computer (not connecting to our Microsoft Team Foundation Server computer), I will need to do further testing to make sure it works on the "build boxes" too.

Question: I would assume the same service pack can be used to update build boxes that have standalone (node-locked) IS2013 licenses (i.e., not a full-up IS2013 gui development). Is that correct? :confused:

11-22-2013, 03:54 PM
An updated version of InstallShield 2013 Standalone Build is available as a full installation not as a patch. For more information, please read the To obtain the updated Standalone Build section in the KB article; Q213736: Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2013 (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q213736).

11-22-2013, 04:27 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH for this useful and timely information! :) :D