Making the LINQ (Preview) Project Templates appear in VS2005 (and other template "tricks")

I encountered this problem last week, wherein the LINQ project templates were missing in the "New Project" dialog of VS2005 Team System even after doing "everything" (machine reboot, "install IDE support", etc.).  By searching the web (through the help of our trusty buddy, "google"), i was able to determine that the LINQ project templates files were:

[C#]

Console.zip

Library.zip

LINQWebSite.zip

WinForms.zip

WinFX.zip

DLinqObjects_CS (item template)

 

[VB]

LINQ Console Application.zip

LINQ Class Library.zip

LINQ Web Application.zip

LINQ Windows Applicztion.zip

DLinqObjects_VB.zip (item template)

After obtaining the information, all I had to do now was to determine where to place the said files.  After some searching within "Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8" I eventually found the place:

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\Project Templates

There's a folder for each language, just place the appropriate files in the appropriate language folder. If you want the templates in their own "category display" within the "New Project" dialog of Visual Studio, just create a subfolder in the language folder.  In my case, I created a "LINQ Preview" subfolder under "CSharp" and placed the files there.

I did the same thing for the DLinqObjects_CS.zip file, but i placed it in the appropriate subfolder under "Item Templates" instead of "Project Templates".

As a side note, I'd like to mention that I never encountered this problem when I was still using Visual C# 2005 Express Edition.  Weird.

I hope somebody finds this helpful/useful.

Published 02-12-2007 3:01 PM by raistlin
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Comments

# re: Making the LINQ (Preview) Project Templates appear in VS2005 (and other template "tricks")

Thaks for the information, but can you tell me where can i download those files ??

Thanks again .

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 3:40 PM by Yadira

# re: Making the LINQ (Preview) Project Templates appear in VS2005 (and other template "tricks")

@Yadira: I don't know if you still want this information given the fact that .NET 3.5 has been released as well as the express editions for Visual Studio.  However, to answer your question, the files are in the installation of the LINQ CTP.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:24 PM by raistlin

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