Visual Studio 2015 – Setup Project


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Its been quite some time since Microsoft stop supporting setup projects. Belive it or not some of us still have setup projects in our solutions. I keep thinking to myself that moving to a wix project would be a good idea but its something that we never seam to get around to.

Recently I upgraded an old Visual studio 2010 solution to visual studio 2015. I installed the required extension Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects and assumed everything would work. It did not.

An error occurred while validating. HRESULT = ‘8000000A’

This annoying error had me stumped for half a day. I managed to find a solution on stack overflow: An error occurred while validating. HRESULT = ‘8000000A’

REG ADD HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0_Config\MSBuild /t REG_DWORD /v EnableOutOfProcBuild /d 0 /f

I am not an expert when it comes to the windows Registry so I wont claim to know why this works. But I am putting this quick post here because in six months or a year I will probably be faced with it again.

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Linda Lawton

About Linda Lawton

My name is Linda Lawton I have more than 20 years experience working as an application developer and a database expert. I have also been working with Google APIs since 2012 and I have been contributing to the Google .Net client library since 2013. In 2013 I became a a Google Developer Experts for Google Analytics.

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