Last post Jun 12, 2008 11:20 AM by lykins
Apr 03, 2008 12:19 PM|dfornoles|LINK
Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition hangs when I click on new project and the system displays a template dialog box and the system just sits there..
Anyone know how to fix this? Did I do anything to create this? Did I delete a directory that I wasn't suppose to or what?
Thanks for the help.
Apr 03, 2008 12:37 PM|Jeev|LINK
Is this happening for windows and web applications? I'd go ahead and run a repair and see if it fixes the problem
Apr 03, 2008 12:42 PM|dfornoles|LINK
Apr 03, 2008 12:49 PM|lhp13888|LINK
I think there are something missing. Need to repare.
you are connecting to a remote website to create a new project or just using on local machine. if you are using remote, maybe it is connection problem.
Apr 03, 2008 02:00 PM|dfornoles|LINK
how can i tell if it's trying to connect to remote site? I've downloaded my projects to several sites remotely before but, I never ran into problems yet?
Apr 03, 2008 04:18 PM|dfornoles|LINK
I did the repair and re-started my system and open visual studio 2005 express and .. it still is the same.
it displays. the New Project Dialog box with nothing in it. The name is Name and Ok button unhighlighted.
Apr 07, 2008 02:38 AM|Thomas Sun – MSFT|LINK
Please make sure that project or item templates are located in <VisualStudioInstallDir>\Common7\IDE\ProjectTemplates or <VisualStudioInstallDir>\Common7\IDE\ItemTemplates folder.
You can try to use devenv /installvstemplates command to register it.
For more information, you can refer to
I hope this helps.
Apr 07, 2008 09:42 AM|dfornoles|LINK
How do you get to the visual studio 2005 command prompt?
Do I just run the command within the specified directory?
Apr 07, 2008 10:04 AM|dfornoles|LINK
I checked the folders you described the last folders are missing in the directory.
I'm not sure how to run the command. I guess I need instructions on how to run the command.
Apr 07, 2008 10:18 AM|dfornoles|LINK
I might add I'm using visua studio 2005 express edition.
Apr 07, 2008 10:23 PM|Thomas Sun – MSFT|LINK
Thanks for your response.
As far as I know, the express edition doesn't have such command prompt. But you can try to use the system command prompt to run this command(Start -> Run -> cmd). First, you can change current directory to the "<VisualStudioInstallDir>\Common7\IDE"
and then run the devenv /installvstemplates.
Apr 09, 2008 07:08 PM|dfornoles|LINK
Hi Thomas, I don't have the permissions?.. I'm logged in as the administrator? what can i do?
Apr 09, 2008 11:07 PM|Thomas Sun – MSFT|LINK
How did you do this? Did you get any error message? This action will take a few minutes.
The steps I do are following:
Apr 10, 2008 12:17 AM|dfornoles|LINK
Hi I got the follow message 'devenv' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Apr 16, 2008 11:02 AM|dfornoles|LINK
do I have to install something? I guess the command files are not in the directory? or they don't come with visual studio express?
Apr 16, 2008 11:03 AM|dfornoles|LINK
Oh yes, I installed visual studio express edition on a another machine with a clean install (first install) It has the same problems.
Apr 16, 2008 11:07 AM|yprudhvi|LINK
which operating system are you running on, is it vista home basic
Apr 16, 2008 05:39 PM|dfornoles|LINK
I am running XP Pro on one machine and Xp Home Edition on the other machine
Apr 18, 2008 01:36 AM|dfornoles|LINK
Wow, Am I'm the only one that has this problem?
Apr 22, 2008 07:57 PM|dfornoles|LINK
Hi i found the file devenv in the following directory path C:\Program Files\Micrsoft Visual Studio\COMMON\IDE\IDE98
i entered the commands as you describe and it could find "installvstemplates"
Apr 22, 2008 08:01 PM|dfornoles|LINK
sorry it could not find "installvstemplates"
Jun 12, 2008 11:20 AM|lykins|LINK
I just recently started developing in VS2005 and ran into the same issue so this is going to be more of a newbie answer. My problem started when I loaded the DotNetNuke StarterKit. After not finding a quick answer I did stepped through what I had done
and learned that apearently the more templates and the larger they are the longer it takes to load My files are stored on another server so the first thing I did was to move my templates to my local drive.
Steps I took was as follows.
1. Copied i:\visual studio 2005\templates folder into c:\visual studio 2005\ (you can use any folder you like).
2. Opened Visual Studio 2005 --> Tools --> Options
a. Check Show All settings
b. Select projects and solutions
c. Point the two templates to the <newpath>\templates
3. You may also need to move projects to the local drive as well.
Your best bet would be to do an update/reinstall and change the location of the files.