View Full Version : Isproj files failing after upgrading to InstallShield 2018

03-28-2018, 07:29 PM

I have just upgraded from InstallShield 2016 to InstallShield 2018. Since upgrading my automated builds through TFS (MSbuild) are failing with the following error:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\InstallShield\2018\InstallShield.targets(77,3): Error : No outputs for project "" were provided, but the installation project references ".".

I cannot make any sense of this error as everything was working perfectly when using 2016 and earlier. Thoughts and ideas!


03-28-2018, 11:58 PM
Have you tried opening the project in InstallShield 2018 and then saving it in that format before attempting the build? This will upgrade the project to the InstallShield 2018 format.

03-30-2018, 01:23 AM
Can you see the error is getting resolved after doing below:

Adding the project's primary output via Project Assistant > Application Files > "Add Project Outputs" button or via Application Data > Files and Folders > Source computer's folders > Visual Studio Solution will avoid the build error with MSBuild. Issue only occurs when adding output exe directly.