How to: Create or Add a Cab Project

Cab projects are used to create cabinet (.cab) files that can be used to download components to a Web browser. This option should be used when you want code to run on a client computer instead of on a server.


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.

To create a new Cab project

  1. On the File menu, click New, then Project.

  2. In the resulting Add New Project dialog box, in the Project Types pane, open the Other Project Types node, open Setup and Deployment Projects, and select Visual Studio Installer.

  3. In the Templates pane, choose Cab Project.

To add an existing Cab project to a solution

  1. On the File menu, point to Add, and then click Existing Project.

  2. In the resulting Add Existing Project dialog box, browse to the location of the Cab project and click Open.

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