The 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.
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.
The "Visual Studio Setup Import Wizard" will be launched.
In this dialog you can specify the Visual Studio Setup project file to be imported.
Pressbutton to import the Visual Studio setup project file into a new Advanced Installer project.
The 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.