Tips/Tricks: Importing Visual Studio 2008 item and project templates


My colleague was having problems today importing a project template into Visual Studio 2008. He was setting up a Virtual Machine, which has some guidance package install, but the project templates were not showing up.

If you are encountering similar issues, this article on MSDN should help heaps.

How to: Locate and Organize Project and Item Templates.

Note: Remember to zip up your .vstemplate file, plus other necessary files, e.g. .csproj, .cs, etc  files. VS 2008 will recognize it only if it’s in a .zip file.

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