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VS2015 SDK Update 3 doesn't contain C# Visual Studio Package project template

I am trying to create an Isolated Shell application with VS2015. I am able to create an Isolated Shell project, but when I try to create a new Visual Studio Package in C#, there is no template there. I only see one for C++. Looking online, it looks like I'm missing a number of project templates in C#->Extensibility.

Does anyone know what's going on? I tried downloading the SDK manually, using the installer, and uninstalling and reinstalling the SDK.

I can get the project templates for the VS2012 SDK, but I would rather use the same SDK for everything.

Any ideas?

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Hi JonathanSiegel,

You can double-click the "Install Visual Studio Extensibility Tools", the VS will guide you to download and install it.
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And you can create a visual studio extension through VSIX project(C#), which is like Visual studio Package in C++.

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Dylan


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I have already done that. The issue is that the SDK doesn't contain a Visual Studio Package project template.73971-capture.png



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Hi @JonathanSiegel-3903 , "Visual Studio Package" is VSIX project in C#.

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Ohhhhh...Microsoft changed the functionality to item templates. I see now.

I was using VS2012 SDK for a while where the VSIX project was just for creating a VSIX package for deployment.

Thanks!

If you could post an answer saying that the SDK uses the VSIX project as a base, and item templates to add VsPackage functionality, that would make it easier for people to find in the future.

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Hi @JonathanSiegel-3903 , thank you for feedback. I have added it into my previous answer.

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