I've been looking around forever, and I can't seem to find a way to install the MonoGame C# Templates for Visual Studio 2013 Express. These include things like "SpriteFont", etc. that pop up in the templates menu when you click "Add New Item" in the solution menu. I've installed every last MonoGame related thing I can find on the internet and NOTHING has solved my problem.

To clarify, I have all the project templates that come with MonoGame: enter image description here

but I'm missing all the item templates: enter image description here

There should be templates in the list there labelled "SpriteFont" and other miscellaneous MonoGame related templates.

So how do I get the MonoGame templates?

EDIT: For the record, I have already tried following the advice given here, here, here, here, here and here. I also learnt from the 5th link that apparently I don't have the MonoGame template projects for things like "Empty Content Project" either.

EDIT 2: This didn't work either.

EDIT 3: I've also followed the advice here, yet again to no avail (what a surprise!).

  • \$\begingroup\$ Did you run the installer here monogame.net/2015/03/16/monogame-3-3-2? \$\endgroup\$ Apr 5, 2015 at 4:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes I have ran that installer (the first one). \$\endgroup\$ Apr 5, 2015 at 4:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Monogame content project is there if you scroll up. i.gyazo.com/ae93ac2fa4aa0d74ac442d0b19ee207a.png \$\endgroup\$
    – dimitris93
    Apr 5, 2015 at 5:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ Not for me. You have a folder labelled "XNA Game Studio 4.0" on the side there, whereas I don't, despite the fact that I've installed it and copied over the files from Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0 (as is done in the third link). \$\endgroup\$ Apr 5, 2015 at 5:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Problem is I don't have the actual link of the file I sent you. If you have it post it and accept your answer \$\endgroup\$
    – dimitris93
    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:16

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You have to download the templates for the Monogame content project. You have to install the XNA game studio 4.0 because Monogame content pipeline uses the XNA pipeline under the hood.

The file XNA Game Studio 4.0.vsix is the template installer for visual studio 2013.


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