C# Console Application template is missing from my community visual studio


  • I am trying to do beginner C# tutorials, but they all ask me to open a new Template>Visual C#>Windows>Console Application and I don't have that option.

    I have tried reinstalling the program and installing the missing options, but no luck.

    Please help.

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:05 AM

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  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:29 AM
  • I don't think it was caused by deleting the template, it was never there.

    But, I tried that process anyway.


    No expected.

    I am a complete beginner, trying to start at the beginning, but I can't open a simple template!

    I will try to re-install....again.

    What options do I need to select to ensure I get that template ?

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 11:20 AM
  • Have you installed it correctly ? (like said in this thread for example)
    Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:05 PM
  • Hi AnthonyGirdler,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    In visual studio 2015, click File->New ->project->Visual C#>Windows>Console Application

    In visual studio 2017, click->File->New->Visual c#->Windows Classic Desktop->Console App

    If you don’t have this, please repair visual studio 2015/2017.

    Best regards,


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    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:53 AM