WixVSExtension

The WixVSExtension includes a set of custom actions to manage help collections. It also includes a set of properties and custom actions that can be used to detect the presence of various versions of Visual Studio and register add-ins, project templates and item templates for use in Visual Studio.

Properties

Here is a complete list of properties for the Visual Studio .NET 2003 product family:

Property name

Meaning

VS2003DEVENV

Full path to devenv.exe for Visual Studio .NET 2003 if it is installed on the system.

JSHARP_REDIST_11_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the J# redistributable package 1.1 is installed on the system.

Here is a complete list of properties for the Visual Studio 2005 product family:

Property name

Meaning

VS2005DEVENV

Full path to devenv.exe for Visual Studio 2005 if it is installed on the system.

VS2005_ITEMTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2005 item templates directory.

VS2005_PROJECTTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2005 project templates directory.

VS2005_SCHEMAS_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2005 XML schemas directory.

VS2005PROJECTAGGREGATOR2

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2005 project aggregator for managed code add-ins is installed on the system.

VS2005_ROOT_FOLDER

Full path to the Visual Studio 2005 root installation directory.

VB2005EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vbexpress.exe if Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS2005_IDE_VB_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Basic project system is installed for it.

VC2005EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vcexpress.exe if Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS2005_IDE_VC_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C++ project system is installed for it.

VCSHARP2005EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vcsexpress.exe if Visual C# 2005 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS2005_IDE_VCSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C# project system is installed for it.

VJSHARP2005EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vjsexpress.exe if Visual J# 2005 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS2005_IDE_VJSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual J# project system is installed for it.

VWD2005EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vwdexpress.exe if Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS2005_IDE_VWD_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Web Developer project system is installed for it.

VS2005_IDE_VSTS_TESTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio Team Test project system is installed on the system.

VSEXTENSIONS_FOR_NETFX30_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2008 Development Tools for the .NET Framework 3.0 add-in for Visual Studio 2005 is installed on the system.

VS2005_WAP_PROJECT_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Web Application Project template for Visual Studio 2005 is installed on the system. This project template is available as a standalone add-in and as a part of visual Studio 2005 SP1.

VS2005_SP_LEVEL

Indicates the service pack level for Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition and higher.

VSTF2005_SP_LEVEL

Indicates the service pack level for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation.

VB2005EXPRESS_SP_LEVEL

Indicates the service pack level for Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition.

VC2005EXPRESS_SP_LEVEL

Indicates the service pack level for Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition.

VCSHARP2005EXPRESS_SP_LEVEL

Indicates the service pack level for Visual C# 2005 Express Edition.

VJSHARP2005EXPRESS_SP_LEVEL

Indicates the service pack level for Visual J# 2005 Express Edition.

VWD2005EXPRESS_SP_LEVEL

Indicates the service pack level for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition.

DEXPLORE_2005_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Document Explorer 2005 runtime components package is installed on the system.

JSHARP_REDIST_20_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the J# redistributable package 2.0 is installed on the system.

JSHARP_REDIST_20SE_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the J# redistributable package 2.0 second edition is installed on the system.

Here is a complete list of properties for the Visual Studio 2008 product family:

Property name

Meaning

VS90DEVENV

Full path to devenv.exe for Visual Studio 2008 if it is installed on the system.

VS90_ITEMTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2008 item templates directory.

VS90_PROJECTTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2008 project templates directory.

VS90_SCHEMAS_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2008 XML schemas directory.

VS90_ROOT_FOLDER

Full path to the Visual Studio 2008 root installation directory.

VB90EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vbexpress.exe if Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS90_IDE_VB_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Basic project system is installed for it.

VC90EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vcexpress.exe if Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS90_IDE_VC_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C++ project system is installed for it.

VCSHARP90EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vcsexpress.exe if Visual C# 2008 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS90_IDE_VCSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C# project system is installed for it.

VWD90EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vwdexpress.exe if Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition is installed on the system.

VS90_IDE_VWD_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Web Developer project system is installed for it.

VS90_IDE_VSTS_TESTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio Team Test project system is installed on the system.

VS90_BOOTSTRAPPER_PACKAGE_FOLDER

The location of the Visual Studio 2008 bootstrapper package folder.

VS90_SP1

Indicates whether or not service pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition and higher is installed.

VB90EXPRESS_SP1

Indicates whether or not service pack 1 for Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition is installed.

VC90EXPRESS_SP1

Indicates whether or not service pack 1 for Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition is installed.

VCSHARP90EXPRESS_SP1

Indicates whether or not service pack 1 for Visual C# 2008 Express Edition is installed.

VWD90EXPRESS_SP1

Indicates whether or not service pack 1 for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition is installed.

DEXPLORE_2008_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Document Explorer 2008 runtime components package is installed on the system.

Here is a complete list of properties for the Visual Studio 2010 product family:

Property name

Meaning

VS2010DEVENV

Full path to devenv.exe for Visual Studio 2010 if it is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_ITEMTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2010 item templates directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_PROJECTTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2010 project templates directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_SCHEMAS_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2010 XML schemas directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_ROOT_FOLDER

Full path to the Visual Studio 2010 root installation directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VB2010EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vbexpress.exe if Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_VB_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2010 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Basic project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VC2010EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vcexpress.exe if Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_VC_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2010 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C++ project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VCSHARP2010EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vcsexpress.exe if Visual C# 2010 Express Edition is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_VCSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2010 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C# project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VWD2010EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vwdexpress.exe if Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Edition is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_VWD_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2010 Standard Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Web Developer project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VPD2010EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vpdexpress.exe if Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_VSTS_TESTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2010 Team Test project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_DB_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2010 Database project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_VSD_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2010 Deployment project system (setup project) is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_WIX_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2010 Windows Installer XML project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_MODELING_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2010 Modeling project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_IDE_FSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2010 F# project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010_BOOTSTRAPPER_PACKAGE_FOLDER

The location of the Visual Studio 2010 bootstrapper package folder. This property is available starting with WiX v3.5.

Here is a complete list of properties for the Visual Studio 2012 product family:

Property name

Meaning

VS2012DEVENV

Full path to devenv.exe for Visual Studio 2012 if it is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_EXTENSIONS_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2012 extensions directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_ITEMTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2012 item templates directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_PROJECTTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2012 project templates directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_SCHEMAS_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2012 XML schemas directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_ROOT_FOLDER

Full path to the Visual Studio 2012 root installation directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_VB_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Basic project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_VC_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C++ project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_VCSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C# project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VWD2012EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vwdexpress.exe if Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VPD2012EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vpdexpress.exe if Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_VWD_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Web Developer project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_VSTS_TESTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2012 Team Test project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_DB_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2012 Database project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_WIX_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Windows Installer XML project system is installed on the system for Visual Studio 2012. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_MODELING_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2012 Modeling project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_IDE_FSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2012 F# project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012_BOOTSTRAPPER_PACKAGE_FOLDER

The location of the Visual Studio 2012 bootstrapper package folder. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

Here is a complete list of properties for the Visual Studio 2013 product family:

Property name

Meaning

VS2013DEVENV

Full path to devenv.exe for Visual Studio 2013 if it is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_EXTENSIONS_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2013 extensions directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_ITEMTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2013 item templates directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_PROJECTTEMPLATES_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2013 project templates directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_SCHEMAS_DIR

Full path to the Visual Studio 2013 XML schemas directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_ROOT_FOLDER

Full path to the Visual Studio 2013 root installation directory. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_VB_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2013 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Basic project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_VC_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2013 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C++ project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_VCSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2013 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual C# project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VWD2013EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vwdexpress.exe if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013WINEXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vswinexpress.exe if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013WDEXPRESS_IDE

Full path to wdexpress.exe if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VPD2013EXPRESS_IDE

Full path to vpdexpress.exe if Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Phone is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_VWD_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether Visual Studio 2013 Professional Edition or higher is installed and the Visual Web Developer project system is installed for it. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_VSTS_TESTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2013 Team Test project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_WIX_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Windows Installer XML project system is installed on the system for Visual Studio 2013. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_MODELING_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2013 Modeling project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013_IDE_FSHARP_PROJECTSYSTEM_INSTALLED

Indicates whether or not the Visual Studio 2013 F# project system is installed on the system. This property is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2013_BOOTSTRAPPER_PACKAGE_FOLDER

The location of the Visual Studio 2013 bootstrapper package folder. This property is available starting with WiX v3.8.

Custom Actions

Here is a complete list of custom actions:

Custom action name

Meaning

VS2003Setup

Runs devenv.exe /setup if a Visual Studio .NET 2003 edition is found on the system.

VS2005Setup

Runs devenv.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2005DEVENV property.

VS2005InstallVSTemplates

Runs devenv.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2005DEVENV property.

VB2005Setup

Runs vbexpress.exe /setup if Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VB2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VB2005InstallVSTemplates

Runs vbexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VB2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VC2005Setup

Runs vcexpress.exe /setup if Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VC2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VC2005InstallVSTemplates

Runs vcexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VC2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VCSHARP2005Setup

Runs vcsexpress.exe /setup if Visual C# 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VCSHARP2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VCSHARP2005InstallVSTemplates

Runs vcsexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual C# 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VCSHARP2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VJSHARP2005Setup

Runs vjsexpress.exe /setup if Visual J# 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VJSHARP2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VJSHARP2005InstallVSTemplates

Runs vjsexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual J# 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VJSHARP2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VWD2005Setup

Runs vwdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VWD2005InstallVSTemplates

Runs vwdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2005EXPRESS_IDE property.

VS90Setup

Runs devenv.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS90DEVENV property.

VS90InstallVSTemplates

Runs devenv.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS90DEVENV property.

VB90Setup

Runs vbexpress.exe /setup if Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VB90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VB90InstallVSTemplates

Runs vbexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VB90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VC90Setup

Runs vcexpress.exe /setup if Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VC90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VC90InstallVSTemplates

Runs vcexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VC90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VCSHARP90Setup

Runs vcsexpress.exe /setup if Visual C# 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VCSHARP90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VCSHARP90InstallVSTemplates

Runs vcsexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual C# 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VCSHARP90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VWD90Setup

Runs vwdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VWD90InstallVSTemplates

Runs vwdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD90EXPRESS_IDE property.

VS2010Setup

Runs devenv.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2010 Standard Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2010DEVENV property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2010InstallVSTemplates

Runs devenv.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2010 Standard Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2010DEVENV property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VB2010Setup

Runs vbexpress.exe /setup if Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VB2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VB2010InstallVSTemplates

Runs vbexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VB2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VC2010Setup

Runs vcexpress.exe /setup if Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VC2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VC2010InstallVSTemplates

Runs vcexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VC2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VCSHARP2010Setup

Runs vcsexpress.exe /setup if Visual C# 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VCSHARP2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VCSHARP2010InstallVSTemplates

Runs vcsexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual C# 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VCSHARP2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VWD2010Setup

Runs vwdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VWD2010InstallVSTemplates

Runs vwdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Edition is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VPD2010Setup

Runs vpdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VPD2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VPD2010InstallVSTemplates

Runs vpdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VPD2010EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.5.

VS2012Setup

Runs devenv.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2012DEVENV property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012InstallVSTemplates

Runs devenv.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2012DEVENV property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VWD2012Setup

Runs vwdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2012EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VWD2012InstallVSTemplates

Runs vwdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2012EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012WinExpressSetup

Runs vswinexpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2012WINEXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2012WinExpressInstallVSTemplates

Runs vswinexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2012WINEXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VPD2012Setup

Runs vpdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VPD2012EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VPD2012InstallVSTemplates

Runs vpdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VPD2012EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2013Setup

Runs devenv.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2013 Professional Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2013DEVENV property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013InstallVSTemplates

Runs devenv.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2013 Professional Edition or higher is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2013DEVENV property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VWD2013Setup

Runs vwdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2013EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VWD2013InstallVSTemplates

Runs vwdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VWD2013EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013WinExpressSetup

Runs vswinexpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows 8 is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2013WINEXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013WinExpressInstallVSTemplates

Runs vswinexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows 8 is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2013WINEXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.6.

VS2013WDExpressSetup

Runs WDExpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2013WDEXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VS2013WDExpressInstallVSTemplates

Runs WDExpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VS2013WDEXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VPD2013Setup

Runs vpdexpress.exe /setup if Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Phone is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VPD2013EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

VPD2013InstallVSTemplates

Runs vpdexpress.exe /InstallVSTemplates if Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Phone is found on the system. Including this custom action automatically adds the VPD2013EXPRESS_IDE property. This custom action is available starting with WiX v3.8.

Using WixVSExtension Properties or Custom Actions

To use the WixVSExtension properties or custom actions in an MSI, use the following steps:

For example:

<PropertyRef Id="VS2005_ROOT_FOLDER" />
<CustomActionRef Id="VS2005Setup" />

When you reference any of the above properties or custom actions, the WixVSExtension automatically schedules the custom actions and pulls in properties used in the custom action conditions and execution logic.