Visual Studio Extension Project

Advanced Installer's Visual Studio Extension Projects allow you to build Visual Studio 2017 extensions in VSIX v3 format packages.

By using the VSIX format you can package the following:

  • templates
  • item templates
  • Visual Studio Integration Packages
  • Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) components
  • Toolbox controls
  • assemblies
  • custom types (this includes custom Start Pages)

The VSIX format uses file-based deployment and does not support writing to the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) or to the system registry.