Deploying Office Solutions Using Windows Installer Version 3

Learn how to deploy a Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office system (also known as Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition, or VSTO 2005 SE) solution using a Visual Studio 2005 Setup project to create a Windows Installer package.

This download targets developers who want to deploy a Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office 2007 solution using a Visual Studio 2005 Setup project to create a Windows Installer package.

The accompanying article provides the following discussions of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office deployment:

  • An overview of the main steps required to deploy a Visual Studio Tools for Office solution, including document-based solutions for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003, and add-ins for the 2003 and 2007 releases of Office.
  • An overview of how to deploy a Visual Studio Tools for Office solution using the Visual Studio Setup project, including how you can add prerequisites, such as the Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office runtime and the Microsoft Office primary interop assemblies, to your setup package.
  • The steps for granting security trust to a solution.
  • The Windows Installer that accompanies this article contains the sample files used throughout the article.

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