Lahey Fortran

Installing the Visual Studio 2012 Shell

The Visual Studio Fortran Support feature may be used with a purchased Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or 2010 Standard edition (or higher), or with the free Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Shell available for download from www.lahey.com. If Visual Studio 2010 or 2012 is already installed on your PC, you may skip this page and proceed directly to Installing LGF with Visual Studio Integration.

To install the Visual Studio 2012 Shell

Note: When installing on Windows Vista , Windows 7 or newer, User Account Control (UAC) may occasionally display a permission dialog that is hidden behind other dialogs on the desktop. This may happen if you look at some other window, and the installer dialog loses focus. You can tell this is happening when the UAC taskbar item is flashing, and the installation dialog seems to be in a wait state. Clicking on the taskbar item will bring the UAC dialog to the front, and installation can continue when you dismiss the dialog.

Before starting, review the System Requirements.

Administrator rights are required for installation.

  1. Run the Microsoft Visual Studio Isolated Shell installation package (vs_isoshell.exe).

    If you agree to the License Terms, check the appropriate checkbox.


  2. Next dialog appears:

    Click INSTALL.


  3. As the install proceeds, a progress bar is displayed:

    Note: The installation of the Visual Studio Shell can take a significant amount of time.

  4. When the installation is done, a message will appear indicating that the installation is complete:

    Press the "Close" button.


  5. Run the Microsoft Visual Studio Integrated Shell installation package (vs_intshelladditional.exe).

    If you agree to the License Terms, check the appropriate checkbox.


  6. Next dialog appears:

    Click INSTALL.


  7. As the install proceeds, a progress bar is displayed:

  8. When the installation is done, a message will appear indicating that the installation is complete:

    Press the "Close" button.


  9. When the Visual Studio Shell installation has completed, proceed with Installing with Visual Studio Fortran Support.