Setup with Lexpa!
Lexpa - Inno Setup Integration for Visual Studio
Create your Inno Setup project as part of Visual Studio solution and get all benefits from using common IDE!
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Technical details

Lexpa uses an excellent open source free installer for Windows programs called Inno Setup developed by Jordan Russell. Visit Inno Setup website for more details.

Lexpa prerequisites

  • Visual Studio 2005/2008 (Standard Edition or above).

Quick Start

  • Download and run lexpa.setup.exe
  • Follow setup instructions to install Lexpa on your computer
  • Run Visual Studio and click on menu File -> New -> Project
  • Select Lexpa Projects group in appearing New Project dialog
  • Select Inno Setup Project and click OK to create a new project
  • Run command Build -> Build Solution to build the project
  • The first time you build Lexpa project, system will ask you to provide license.key file. Get it here for FREE!
  • Open the project folder and look at the bin sub folder - you will find the resulting setup.exe here
  • You have just created the simplest "HelloWorld" setup with Lexpa!
  • Read about how to write InnoSetup scripts here in menu: Tools -> Lexpa InnoSetup for VS2005/2008 -> InnoSetup Help

Knows Issues

  • ISSUE: "This operation could not be completed. No such interface supported."
  • If you have highlighted option unchecked (see screenshot below), when you try to save your project, Visual Studio will produce "This operation could not be completed. No such interface supported." We are working with Microsoft to resolve this issue.

    WORKAROUND:

    Open Options dialog: Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions. Make sure checkbox "Save new projects when created" is checked.

    WORKAROUND: This operation could not be completed. No such interface supported.

Need more help?

Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!