I installed this program yesterday and when I attempt to create a new project for Windows forms using Visual Basic I receive the following message:

Project 'Pictures' could not be opened because the Visual Basic 2015 compiler could not be created. Please re-install Visual Studios.

I have re-installed the program twice and continue to receive this message.

I am running Windows 10 professional.

Any ideas on what is going on here?

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Make sure that you do not have any issues/errors during the installation. Make sure that you have the latest .NET framework installed. If it still does not work, try repairing your visual studio by going to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015 and click Change. From there, click Repair

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