Updated Prism Template Pack for Visual Studio 2010 RTM

Well it took longer than I thought it would, but I’ve finally managed to update the Prism Template Pack for Visual Studio 2010 RTM!!!

To install the templates, download the template pack from here, rename the file extension from .zip to .vsix, then double click it. You’ll be presented with the license. Once you accept everything will be installed into the Visual Studio Extension Manager. If you already have the RC version installed, it should be updated automatically.

If you used the Release Candidate release of the Template Pack, you’ll notice a few updates in this version:

  • Both Visual C# and Visual Basic templates are now provided!!!
  • The templates have been updated to target Prism 2.2 (available here), which uses the latest Unity 2.0 and EntLib 5.0 releases.
  • Some folks reported problems installing the templates. It seems these problems were due to long path names in the vsix package. I’ve shortened the paths so hopefully this issue is now resolved. (Many thanks to Silverlight Dude for figuring this out!!!)
  • I’ve also fixed a few minor bugs, and updated the readme files to cover the use of Unity 2.0 and EntLib 5.0. Apart from that, everything should work as before…

Now With Visual Basic Templates!!!

The biggest new feature of course, is that the Template Pack now provides Visual Basic .NET templates as well as C#. This was one of the reasons why it took me so long to update the templates – my VB was a bit rusty :-)


Please give them a whirl and let me know what you think. If there are no problems, I’ll post them up onto the Visual Studio Gallery.