I'm sorry to hear that our previous answer was not helpful for your problem. The Prism templates mentioned in David Hill's blog are packaged inside a
VSIX package, which is a means of packaging content to be installed in the Visual Studio gallery. In case you are having problems installing a VSIX package, it's very likely that your problem
is related to your visual studio installation.
On the other hand, although the VSIX package is in fact a zip file with its extension changed, it not only contains the actual files that will be installed, but it also contains additional metadata such as the vsix manifest and the content types (i.e. the
extension.vsixmanifest and [Content_types].xml, which are both xml files). Visual Studio probably uses this metadata to perform some operations that result in correctly installing the extension contained in the package; so
extracting the files and manually copying them might not be enough to have the extension installed. You need to rename the
Prism.TemplatePack.RC.zip file to Prism.TemplatePack.RC.vsix and double click it.
Note that you need to have the "Hide extensions for known file types" box located in the
View tab of the Folder Options in Windows 7 unchecked in order to see the extension of the files. You can read more about that in the following article:
Show or hide file name extensions
So to summarize this, the steps for installing this are the following:
1. Download the Prism.TemplatePack.RC.zip file from David Hill's blog.
2. Rename it to Prism.TemplatePack.RC.vsix.
3. Double click the Prism.TemplatePack.RC.vsix file, which will install the templates.
Also, please note that you will need Visual Studio 2010 to be able to install a VSIX package.
Based on the aforementioned considerations, the situation you're explaining here is related to a problem specific to Visual Studio, rather than a Prism related issue, and that's why we believe you will find better support in the
Visual Studio forum. There you will find a community dedicated to specific Visual Studio issues.
If you have any further question which you believe is related to Prism, or if you're still unable to make this work after following the steps we mentioned, you could post it here along with the detailed steps you've taken, so that we help you find a solution
to your problem.
I hope you find this helpful.
Guido Leandro Maliandi