Visual Studio 2008 (ORCAS) "Project Creation Failed"

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Alice Kahn

This is due to some assembly redirects that are added to the devenv.exe.config file by installing the GAX (Guidance Automation Extensions).

Here is the fix, and it's an easy one:

1) Navigate to: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE in Windows Explorer

2) Load devenv.exe.config in your favorite text editor.

3) Find this string: "Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizardInterface"

4) Comment out the element so it looks like this:

<!--assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizardInterface" publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a" culture="neutral" /-->
<bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />

5) Restart Visual Studio 2008. All fixed!