Visual Studio 2010: Specify advanced publishing options (Saurabh Bhatia)

I have previously posted how you can specify various properties for a VSTO solution like the Publisher and Product Names by tweaking a few files in Visual Studio 2008. With Visual Studio 2010 (Beta 2) you can edit these properties directly through the Publish Page. All Office projects in Visual Studio 2010 now have an… Read more

VSTO Runtime bootstrapper package failure causes deployed customization installation to fail (Aaron Cathcart)

In an attempt to make this easier to read here are a few terms I will be using frequently in this article: VSTOR = Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (version 3.0 Runtime) (x86) VSTORSP1 = Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (version 3.0 Runtime) Service Pack 1(x86) Bootstrapper = the… Read more

Why Can’t I Change the Update Path when Redeploying VSTO Solutions? (Christin Boyd, Kris Makey, Jeff Young)

The other day I was asked about the automatic Updates feature of VSTO 3.0 deployment.  In this scenario, he used the Publish Wizard in VS 2008 to create a Word document solution and the install manifest.   Then a bunch of people used the Word document, and kicked off the installer which then copied things to… Read more

Specifying a Product Name, Publisher Name and other properties for VSTO solutions (Saurabh Bhatia)

  Many customers have requested how to specify options like a Product or Publisher Name for Office 2007 VSTO solutions deployed from Visual Studio 2008. However, you cannot specify these properties in the Visual Studio IDE. In this post, I will describe the various other options you have to specify these properties. Specifically we will… Read more