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TemplateID Element (Visual Studio Templates)

Specifies an identifier for an item template that is categorized into a group of item templates by the TemplateGroupID element.

<VSTemplate>
   <TemplateData>
     <TemplateID>
<TemplateID> ... </TemplateID>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

TemplateData

Required element.

Categorizes the template and defines how it displays in either the New Project or the Add New Item dialog box.

A string that represents an identifier for an item template that is categorized into a group of item templates by the TemplateGroupID element.

TemplateID is an optional element.

If a .vstemplate file omits the TemplateID element, then the Name element is used as the identifier for the template.

The value of the TemplateID element is used along with project system registration (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\Projects\) to filter templates that appear in the Add New Item dialog box.

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