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You do not have C++ Console Application template in Visual Studio 2017 Community, no problem.

There is no need to panic. Visual Studio 2017 Community has a fine-grained installer. It is possible that you missed choosing the required programs. Your New Project looks like this now.


There are no templates in the above window. There is a link, Open Visual Studio UI shown in the above window. Click the link and after a little while, the installer is launched as shown. However, you may encounter this window. Click Update and you may get yet another window asking you to save/close running programs.

Now the installer is launched.


It appears I did not choose to install Desktop development with C++. Place check mark and allow the program to add this and any other that you choose to your VS 2017 Community.

After the changes the VS 2017 is relaunched and now you find many more C++ related templates in your New Project windows as shown.


The modification also adds these programs to your Visual Studio 2017 Community:

Microsoft Vsiual C++ 2017
Microsoft Visual C++ Wizards -1.0

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.