Visual & Installer - Visual Studio extension for creating NSIS and Inno Setup installers

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Visual & Installer Trial version is a fully functional version of product - it will run for 30 days on your machine without limitations so you can try all features.
After 30 days Trial period some features will be disabled. You need to purchase license.key if you want to continue using the software with all features enabled.

An optional tool in this package - Graphical Installer Wizard is free (and always will be!) - you can use it after your Trial period expires (there is no DRM!).

Tips for you:
Visual & Installer can open VS Setup and Deployment projects (.vdproj files) and convert them to NSIS or Inno Setup script. This is a way how you can use your Setup projects in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.
Althought Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 officially does not support .vdproj files, this features works in all versions of Visual Studio so you can upgrade your solution to latest Visual Studio without losing setup projects!

If you don't have Visual Studio, try the free VS Community Edition. Visual & Installer will work with it perfectly.

Thanks to all who submitted bugs, requests or any comments!


Download Trial Version

Click the button to start downloading latest version: v1.0.4.0 (link: visual-installer-setup.exe, ~12 MB)

What's new in the latest version?

Download only manual (link: visualinstaller.chm, ~2.5 MB).



here 49,- € (Personal) or 99,- € (Commercial)

Video tutorials

Next two videos show basic features of Visual & Installer - how to start and create new project (installer) from scratch.

Start with our tool in 5 minutes and save more than 75% of your time!

Inno Setup:


NSIS:

System Requirements

Development Environments

Visual & Installer is compatible with the following Microsoft IDEs. Reinstall it if you change or add an IDE to your system. All editions are supported: Community, Professional and Enterprise.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Note:
Visual Studio Express editions (available in older versions of Visual Studio) are not supported but Visual Studio Community edition IS supported! We are sorry for this but this is Microsoft's decision not our. No third party addins or extensions are supported in Express editions. Immediately Microsoft enables them we will also support them!

You can download Visual Studio Community 2015 - A full-Featured IDE - for free instead of Express editions.

If you do not have a Visual Studio you can download latest version from Microsoft website.
You can visit official Visual Studio gallery page to get other extensions and addins.

Operating Systems

Visual & Installer is compatible with the following operating systems. Minimum service pack levels are indicated where applicable.
  • Windows 10 (all versions)
  • Windows 8 (all versions, also 8.1 all versions)
  • Windows 7 (x86 and x64, all versions)
  • Windows Vista (x86 and x64, all versions)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (x86 and x641)
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

Performance

Visual & Installer requires little more than a system fast enough for software development. Impact on the performance is negligible after a project is opened for the first time. (Extra parsing is done the first time each project is opened.)

Additional Requirements

For correct compiling NSIS or Inno Setup scripts you need to have installed:
  • Ansi or Unicode NSIS (version 2.20 or newer) - for creating NSISProject icon NSISProjects (*.nsisproj) - .nsi/.nsh files.
  • Ansi or Unicode Inno Setup 5 (version 5.4.0 or newer) - for creating InnoSetuoProject icon InnoSetupProjects (*.innoproj) - .iss files.

nsLanguage (nsL Assembler) requirements (for NSIS installation system only)
  • nsL is detected automatically and if installed then all *.nsl files in your NSISProject icon NSISProject are compiled by this tool.
  • You can download latest version of nsLanguage from here (~700 kB) for free.
  • To have nsL Assembler working properly from Visual & Installer it MUST be installed into NSIS directory - the correct path to this tool should look like "${NSISDIR}\NSL\nsL.bat".

Found a bug or you have a question?

We are working hard on the product and we are improving it every day. If you find any bug please report it!
If you have any ideas, suggestions or issues with our product please let us know!
The most common questions, problems and situations are mentioned in F.A.Q section.

Everyone who donated this project during the beta stage via PayPal or check will receive Personal License with lifetime maintenance period for free!
Please contact us if you donated and you did not receive the license.key! Big thanks to you!

Copyright Statement

All material on this web site is Copyright © 2012 - 2017 unSigned, s. r. o. All Rights Reserved.
To download Visual & Installer EULA click this link (visual-installer-eula.rtf, 84 kB).

Trademarks


Microsoft, Windows and Visual Studio are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks mentioned on this web site are the property of their respective owners.


Additional Copyrights


Inno Setup, Copyright © 1997 - 2017 Jordan Russell. http://www.jrsoftware.org/
NSIS, Copyright © 1995 - 2017 Contributors. http://nsis.sourceforge.net/