I tried to install the SharePoint web part templates today and got this error:
“Visual Studio .NET must be installed before you can install the Web Part Templates for Visual Studio .NET.”
But of course, Visual Studio is installed. I found two answers to the problem on the Usenet:
Along the way I also discovered that you must either have the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll on your machine or on a share you can access in order for the install to proceed.