Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Save Time and Space for VS 2005 SP1 by Disabling the Patch Cache

The upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 can take a while to install and can require a lot of disk installed, and even more disk space while installing the patch. You can save a little of both by disabling the Windows Installer patch caching feature. Before doing so, understand that this patch cache contains copies of the files that were...

Custom Actions under UAC in Vista

Visual Studio 2005 works for the most part on Windows Vista, but there are some known issues being addressed beyond SP1. One compatibility issue when running on Vista with UAC enabled may actually occur when installing the recently released SP1 beta on certain editions of Visual Studio 2005. User Account Control, or UAC, basically prevents ...

Detecting Patches in .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005

Aaron Stebner posted some sample code to detect whether the .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0 were installed and at what service pack level they are. Basically, the .NET Framework installation writes a common, version-specific registry key in the following location along with an SP level registry value. The sample below for an English (United ...