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Visual Studio 2012 Project Templates Missing. New Project Screen Comes Up Blank. by Gerardo Melendrez


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Type: Bug
ID: 794145
Opened: 7/16/2013 11:02:31 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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When I create a brand new project in Visual Studio 2012 the New Project screen comes up blank. All the buttons on the bottom show up, but there are no template items to choose from on the left side.

All the drop down lists are empty as well, for example (Sort by, Location, Web location, Solution, etc.)

I tried the following commands with no luck.

devenv.exe /InstallVSTemplates
devenv.exe /ResetSkipPkgs
devenv.exe /Setup
devenv.exe /SafeMode

I deleted the ItemTemplatesCache and ProjectTemplatesCache folders, and that didn't fix the problem either.

And finally, I tried re-installing Visual Studio and that didn't help.

This is a brand new computer with a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit and Visual Studio 2012, plus some other software.
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Posted by Gerardo Melendrez on 7/30/2013 at 12:17 PM
Is anybody going to help me with this issue?

It's been two weeks and I haven't received any response.

Thank you.
Posted by Microsoft on 7/16/2013 at 10:21 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Gerardo Melendrez on 7/16/2013 at 4:57 PM
I just attached a Visual Studio 2012 log file.
Posted by Microsoft on 7/16/2013 at 11:51 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
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File Name Submitted By Submitted On File Size  
VS2012MissingTemplatesLog.txt (restricted) 7/16/2013 -
BlankScreen VS2012.png 7/16/2013 17 KB