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

Jonathan Siegel 21 Reputation points
2021-03-02T22:10:39.123+00:00

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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  1. Dylan Zhu-MSFT 6,406 Reputation points
    2021-03-03T05:42:40.153+00:00

    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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    Update:
    And you can create a visual studio extension through VSIX project(C#), which is like Visual studio Package in C++.

    Best Regards, Dylan

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  1. Jonathan Siegel 21 Reputation points
    2021-03-03T21:03:14.287+00:00

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