Many people want to take advantage of the InstallShield integration with Visual Studio and work on their installation projects within the Visual Studio IDE. In order to do this, the order of installation is important.
Visual Studio needs to be installed first. Then when you run the InstallShield installation, it will look at what version of Visual Studio is installed, and then install the corresponding version of InstallShield for Visual Studio. For example, if you have Visual Studio 2013, then after you install InstallShield 2014, you can look in the InstallShield program group and see the following things:
- InstallShield 2014
- InstallShield 2014 for Visual Studio 2013
- InstallShield 2014 Help
I have not actually tried to use InstallShield 2014 with Visual Studio 2013, but I assume Flexera keeps up-to-date with the Visual Studio releases.