Windows Form Application and Windows Form Control Library project wizard templates for VC++ no longer exist in Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013

Symptoms
The follow project wizards no longer exist in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 as Microsoft Visual C++ templates: 
  • Windows Form Application
  • Windows Form Control Library

Therefore, you can’t create new projects based on Visual C++ templates for Windows Form Application and Windows Form Control Library in Visual C++/CLI (Common Language Infrastructure).
Cause
Windows Form Application and Windows Form Control Library wizards in C++/CLI have been removed from Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013.
We recommend that you do not create Windows Forms applications in C++/CLI and instead use C++/CLI for interoperability only.

Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 will still support existing Windows Form Application and Windows Form Control Library in C++/CLI UI applications that were made previously by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2012.
Status
This behavior is by design and is a recent change in Visual Studio 2012 that is continued in Visual Studio 2013.  

For more information about breaking changes in Visual C++ in Visual Studio 2012, go to the following MSDN website: 


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Article ID: 3001686 - Last Review: 09/29/2014 15:15:00 - Revision: 1.0

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