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February 27

Brand new Windows 10 install with Visual Studio 2022.

Added latest Visual D, but the standard templates are nowhere to be found (at 'create a new project')? Remember this being an issue before too. Anyway to manually fix this?

March 02

On 27/02/2022 09:55, Rinzwind wrote:
> Brand new Windows 10 install with Visual Studio 2022.
> 
> Added latest Visual D, but the standard templates are nowhere to be found (at 'create a new project')? Remember this being an issue before too. Anyway to manually fix this?

Cannot reproduce here, though I don't have a completely fresh installation without other VS versions.

Is it only that the project templates are missing or does the extension not show up at all? For example, is Visual D shown in the extensions menu? If not, maybe it has to be enabled in "Manage Extensions".

March 02
On Wednesday, 2 March 2022 at 07:50:02 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
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>
> On 27/02/2022 09:55, Rinzwind wrote:
>> Brand new Windows 10 install with Visual Studio 2022.
>> 
>> Added latest Visual D, but the standard templates are nowhere to be found (at 'create a new project')? Remember this being an issue before too. Anyway to manually fix this?
>
> Cannot reproduce here, though I don't have a completely fresh installation without other VS versions.
>
> Is it only that the project templates are missing or does the extension not show up at all? For example, is Visual D shown in the extensions menu? If not, maybe it has to be enabled in "Manage Extensions".

The Visual D menu is there in Extensions... It is just that it is not listed under language drop down at new project. I do have a C:\Program Files (x86)\VisualD\Templates folder. How does VS know to look here?
March 02

On 02/03/2022 09:51, Rinzwind wrote:
> On Wednesday, 2 March 2022 at 07:50:02 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
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>>
>> On 27/02/2022 09:55, Rinzwind wrote:
>>> Brand new Windows 10 install with Visual Studio 2022.
>>>
>>> Added latest Visual D, but the standard templates are nowhere to be found (at 'create a new project')? Remember this being an issue before too. Anyway to manually fix this?
>>
>> Cannot reproduce here, though I don't have a completely fresh installation without other VS versions.
>>
>> Is it only that the project templates are missing or does the extension not show up at all? For example, is Visual D shown in the extensions menu? If not, maybe it has to be enabled in "Manage Extensions".
> 
> The Visual D menu is there in Extensions... It is just that it is not listed under language drop down at new project. I do have a C:\Program Files (x86)\VisualD\Templates folder. How does VS know to look here?

The project templates are given by the Asset Microsoft.VisualStudio.ProjectTemplate defined in "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Preview\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Rainer Schuetze\VisualD\1.2\extension.vsixmanifest"

Maybe there is a problem with the path using the short name "Progra~2" instead of "Program Files (x86)". If you change that you might have to force an update of the extension cache by modifying "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Preview\Common7\IDE\Extensions\extensions.configurationchanged".
March 18
On Wednesday, 2 March 2022 at 21:50:43 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
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> On 02/03/2022 09:51, Rinzwind wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 2 March 2022 at 07:50:02 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 27/02/2022 09:55, Rinzwind wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>
>>> Cannot reproduce here, though I don't have a completely fresh installation without other VS versions.
>>>
>>> Is it only that the project templates are missing or does the extension not show up at all? For example, is Visual D shown in the extensions menu? If not, maybe it has to be enabled in "Manage Extensions".
>> 
>> The Visual D menu is there in Extensions... It is just that it is not listed under language drop down at new project. I do have a C:\Program Files (x86)\VisualD\Templates folder. How does VS know to look here?
>
> The project templates are given by the Asset Microsoft.VisualStudio.ProjectTemplate defined in "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Preview\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Rainer Schuetze\VisualD\1.2\extension.vsixmanifest"
>
> Maybe there is a problem with the path using the short name "Progra~2" instead of "Program Files (x86)". If you change that you might have to force an update of the extension cache by modifying "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Preview\Common7\IDE\Extensions\extensions.configurationchanged".

I finally tried it, and it worked! Just as test I changed it back to Progra~2, and it still workded. Maybe just the modified date change of extensions.configurationchanged was needed? Anyway, thanks. Hopefully something that can be 'fixed' in the installer.

Just as reference, the VS community path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions
March 18
Hmm first I got this when trying to compile/run:

TRACKER : error TRK0005: Failed to locate: "dmd". The system cannot find the file specified.

I did see DMD was installed in C:\D, but apparently no environmental path added. Downloaded DMD which did add C:\D\dmd2\windows\bin; to %path%

Still not much luck; sample project

import core.sys.windows.windows;

windows is underlined as error, windows.d cannot be read

Trying to run results in
Build started...
------ Build started: Project: WindowsApp2, Configuration: Debug x64 ------
Building x64\Debug\WindowsApp2.exe...
LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'phobos64.lib'
Building x64\Debug\WindowsApp2.exe failed!

This is all on a recent and clean Windows 10 64 bit install.

Probably easy to fix if one knows the details, but I don't. Just getting my feed wet with D and even did not use Visual Studio much before.
March 18
On Friday, 18 March 2022 at 05:11:21 UTC, Rinzwind wrote:

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> Probably easy to fix if one knows the details, but I don't. Just getting my feed wet with D and even did not use Visual Studio much before.

You can set the path to DMD and other tools in the global settings:

https://rainers.github.io/visuald/visuald/GlobalOptions.html
March 19

On 18/03/2022 14:13, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Friday, 18 March 2022 at 05:11:21 UTC, Rinzwind wrote:
> 
>>
>> Probably easy to fix if one knows the details, but I don't. Just getting my feed wet with D and even did not use Visual Studio much before.
> 
> You can set the path to DMD and other tools in the global settings:
> 
> https://rainers.github.io/visuald/visuald/GlobalOptions.html

Indeed, setting it there should help.

The issue is that VS 2022 is a 64-bit process so Visual D installer doesn't pick up the registry entries from the 32-bit installers by default. See also https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22764

I've fixed that for the next release.
March 19
On 18/03/2022 05:52, Rinzwind wrote:
> On Wednesday, 2 March 2022 at 21:50:43 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
>> Maybe there is a problem with the path using the short name "Progra~2" instead of "Program Files (x86)". If you change that you might have to force an update of the extension cache by modifying "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Preview\Common7\IDE\Extensions\extensions.configurationchanged". 
>>
> 
> I finally tried it, and it worked! Just as test I changed it back to Progra~2, and it still workded. Maybe just the modified date change of extensions.configurationchanged was needed? Anyway, thanks. Hopefully something that can be 'fixed' in the installer.

The installer updates the date of this file. Maybe the translation of Progra~2 changed afterwards because it was such a fresh installation of Windows? I doubt that but who knows...

> Just as reference, the VS community path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions

Yeah, I meant mine just as an example. The actual path is evaluated from installation entries in the registry.