Visual Studio Templates “Out Of Date”

Today I started up my beloved Visual Studio 2005, and it said “No Visual Studio template information found”. Mmm. Bad news. Accepting this message, all my normal project types (templates) were not present. It turns out this is easiliy fixed with the following command line

C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 8VC>devenv /installvstemplates

So if you get this message, simplu use that command line, and bingo your good to go again



  1. Dear Sacha

    i had a question and i couldnt find your email anywhere so i am leaving my message in the comment box.

    I read your article on SQL Database Image Storage & Easy Thumbnails and it really helped me out in my web application. It was one of the best articles I had come across in the code project web site. But I have a problem. My table has other field and now when I want to update those other fields an error accrues:” String or binary data would be truncated”

    I don’t know what to do with this error. I have tried all I knew but it hasn’t changed. What I can’t understand is that I am not updating the image_data field, only some other field that shouldn’t affect the image_data field.

    I would be very thankful if you help me out on this.




  2. Hi I tried the command exactly as it stands but the prompt returned that it does not recognise the command devenv


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