[SOLVED] Missing project templates and "Add new item" in Wise 1.x



I have recently installed Wisej-1.5.56.exe & Wisej-2.0.13.exe into VS2017.

The issue is that although the toolbox icons are present for both versions, the project templates and “new items” seem to be missing for 1.5.56?

In other words, I can no longer create a new 1.5.56 project or add new items into an existing 1.5.56 project.

I have tried resetting all the Visual Studio settings, but this didn’t make any difference.




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Best Answer

Hi Mark,

Please trying uninstalling and reinstalling Wisej 1.5.56.  Sometimes a clean install can help fix the problem.

If that doesn’t work here’s how to refresh the templates:

  1. Check “C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates” under Visual C# and Visual Basic and make sure the Wisej templates are shown there.  If they are not, you must reinstall Wisej to get them.
  2. Check  “C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ItemTemplates”
  3. Once you can confirm they are there, open VS and go to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > Locations
  4. Once there, change the Project templates folder AND the Item templates folder to a junk folder
  5. Save settings
  6. Restart VS
  7. open VS and go to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > Locations
  8. Change the folder paths back to their default locations
  9. Save settings
  10. Restart VS
  11. Check that you can now see the templates when creating a new project

Please let me know if this solves your issue,

Best regards,


  • Mark McCormack
    Hi Levie, Thanks for you reply. I can confirm all files are where they should be. I can make items appear on my machine now, but I have to edit the .vstemplate files. e.g. C:\Users\Mark\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual C#\Wisej\WebApplication\Application.vstemplate If I change: 4.5 to 4.5.2 Then all appear and work OK. This also applies to ItemTemplates folders as well. I have checked and I have pretty much all .NET targetting packs installed from 4.0 upwards to 4.6.2 – so I don’t yet understand why it filters them out with 4.5 set? BTW this is a very recent install of VS2017, pretty clean, so maybe I am missing some VS component. Regards, Mark
  • Levie (ITG)
    Hi Mark. This problem should be eliminated in the latest release. Let me know if you still have issues with it. Best, Levie
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