Creating a Setup Project for Windows Applications

In this section, you create a Setup Project for Windows Applications from the deployment projects that are available in Visual Studio. You need to have a completed Windows application that uses Crystal Reports. For an example, see the Project Setup in Setting Up the Development Environment.

  1. In Visual Studio, open your Windows application.

  2. On the File menu, point to Add and then click New Project.

  3. In the Project Types panel of the AddNew Project dialog box, select Other Project Types and click Setup and Deployment Projects.

  4. In the Templates panel, select Setup Project.

  5. Choose an appropriate name for the project and specify its location, and then click OK.

For the purposes of this tutorial, the setup project is referred to by the default name Setup1.