Installation of VS 2008 web templates

May 15, 2008 at 2:42 PM
Edited May 15, 2008 at 3:05 PM
I am clearly and obviously very new to this sharepoint web part process and there is a great deal that I do not understand as yet.  I have tried to install the templates for VS 2008 so I can use them to create my first sample web part.  During the installation process I get an error "could not find the solution file '$safeprojectname$.wsp'.  After reading about the wspbuilder it sounds (to Me and that could be the confusion) as if it is a resultant product of taking your already developed web part and preparing it for deployment.  I feel like I am in a "chicken and the egg" type process in that I have to have the .wsp file in order to load the templates so that I can use the templates to build a part so that I can create a .wsp file to deploy the web part!  I apologize for my denseness, but I could use a little clarity please.

Thank you, Dan