Setup Wizard

Allows you to add a deployment project to your solution and configure it to deploy your application. Projects created using this wizard will place the deployment files on your local computer for later distribution.

To access the Setup Wizard, on the File menu, point to Add Project, then click New Project. In the Add New Project dialog box, click the Setup and Deployment Projects node, and then click Setup Wizard.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Working with Settings.

User Interface Element List



Choose a project type

Specifies the type of deployment project that will be created. You can create a setup (Windows Installer) project for a Windows or Web application, create a merge module to be shared by other applications, or package files in a Cab file.

Choose project outputs to include

Specifies project outputs to be added to the deployment project. You can select one or more outputs from the list of all outputs available in the solution. When an output is selected, the Description field displays a description of that output.

Choose files to include

Specifies additional files to be included for deployment. Use the Add button to browse for additional files, or use the Remove button to remove files from the list.


Provides a summary of the options selected for the deployment project.

See Also


Setup and Deployment Projects

Other Resources

Deploying Applications and Components