On the File – Export Template Wizard, there’s the option to Automatically import the template into Visual Studio.
Let’s say that you uncheck this and want to import your project. To me at least, it isn’t completely clear what your next steps would be. Here’s what you need to do.
- Go to the Output Location shown about the checkbox, which is probably the default of My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\My Exported Templates. Note that I have the Exported in bold.
- You’ll want to copy this .zip file to My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Templates\Project Templates (or whatever you have specified in Tools – Options – Projects and Solutions – General).
Of course, you could change the tool option setting to point to the Exported Templates, but then if you get any other templates from online or others, you’ll have to put it into the “my exported templates” folder. I guess it is a classic robbing peter to pay paul scenario.