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BUG: Error ocurred in add-in wizard if add-in project created inside solution folder

Author: Carlos J. Quintero (Microsoft MVP) Applies to: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Date: June 2013   Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
      Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
       
Introduction

When you use the add-in wizard to create an add-in, if the add-in project is created inside a solution folder, an error ocurrs.

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Steps to reproduce the problem:

  • Click the "New Project" menu.
  • Go to the "Other Project Types" > "Visual Studio Solutions" node.
  • Select the "Blank Solution" template.
  • Give the solution a name and click the "OK" button.
  • In the Solution Explorer, right click the solution node and click the "Add" > "New Solution Folder" menu. Give the solution folder a name.
  • In the Solution Explorer, right click the solution folder node and click the "Add" > "New Project" menu.
  • Go to the "Other Project Types" > "Extensibility" node.
  • Select the "Visual Studio Add-in" template.
  • In the Name field, enter a project name and click the "OK" button.
  • In the wizard that is launched, click the "Next" button in the several steps with the default values.
  • Click the "Finish" button in the last step.
  • You get the following message: "An error ocurred, and the wizard could not generate the project. Verify that the programming language is propertly installed".

This problem happens in Visual Studio 2008, 2010 and 2012, but it worked in Visual Studio 2005.


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