23 May 2012

Visual Studio 2012 Missing Project Templates

Since I set up my new work machine I have been working on existing projects. However, today I wanted to start work on a little utility application and so fired up Visual Studio. On clicking new project I found I had no templates installed by default.

After some digging on the interweb I found the answer is to close Visual Studio and then navigate to your Visual Studio install directory (c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\) and then locate the devenv.exe. For me the full path was c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE.

Once there in a Visual Studio Command Prompt you need to run the following :

devenv /installvstemplates

It will take a couple of minutes to finish but once done you can fire up Visual Studio and all the default templates will be available.