Installer Project Types

Specialized templates

Each specialized template is designed for a specific application type, package type or deployment method. Also, a wizard helps you configure elements specific to each template.

Visual Studio Application

This template allows you to configure an installer for a Visual Studio application. You don't need any license to build a project of this type.

.NET Framework Application

This template allows you to configure an installer for a .NET Framework application. Note that this project type requires a Professional license.

Visual Basic 6.0 Application

This template allows you to configure an installer for a Visual Basic 6.0 application. You don't need any license to build a project of this type.

ASP.NET Application

This template allows you to create an installation for an ASP.NET application. Note that this project type requires a Professional license.

Mixed 32/64-bit Package

This template allows you to configure a mixed 32/64-bit installer. Note that this project type requires an Professional license.

Client/Server Application Installation Package

This template allows you to configure an installer for a client/server application. Note that this project type requires an Enterprise license.

XNA Game Installer

This template allows you to create an installation for an XNA-based game. Note that this project type requires an Enterprise license.

SharePoint Solution

This template allows you to create an installation for a SharePoint solution. Note that this project type requires an Enterprise license.

Desktop Bridge Package

This template allows you to create AppX packages for Win32 applications. Note that this project type requires a Professional license.

RAD Studio Application

This template allows you to create an installation for a RAD Studio application. You don't need any license to build a project of this type.

Real Studio Application

This template allows you to configure an installer for a Real Studio application. You don't need any license to build a project of this type.

Generic templates

Simple

Simple Project This type of project has a limited functionality. You can only install files, folders, registry keys and environment variables. You don't need any license to build a project of this type.

Professional

Professional Project You have access to all the functionality offered in a Simple project and, in addition, you can create file associations, define custom actions, install services, add merge modules, customize your installation package's user interface and more. After the trial period expires, a Professional license is required to build a project of this type.

Enterprise

Enterprise ProjectThis type of project gives you access to all the functionality offered by a Professional and Java Application projects. Additionally it offers a dialog editor, driver installation support and IIS configuration. After the trial period expires, an Enterprise license is required to build a project of this type.

Architect

Architect Project This type of project gives you access to all the functionality offered by a Enterprise project. Additionally it offers support for creating App-V packages. After the trial period expires, an Architect license is required to build a project of this type.