ImportantThe following article uses options that are available starting with the Architect edition and project type.

This tutorial will guide to convert an existing Visual Studio Setup project into an Advanced Installer project.

1. Start a "Visual Studio Setup Project" project type

If Advanced Installer is not currently running, launch it by double-clicking a desktop icon or selecting it from the "Start" menu. When the application starts, you will see a dialog where you can choose “Import” > “Visual Studio Setup Project” project type.

Start a "Visual Studio Setup Project" project type

The "Visual Studio Setup Import Wizard" will be launched.

2. Select Visual Studio Setup file

In this dialog you can specify the Visual Studio Setup project file to be imported.

Select Visual Studio Setup project file

3. Import Visual Studio Setup project

Import Visual Studio Setup project

Press [ Finish ] button to import the Visual Studio setup project file into a new Advanced Installer project.

ImportantThe import process may not add all the resources from the Visual Studio Setup project file. You should inspect the resulted project to make sure that everything is OK.