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ShowByDefault (Visual Studio Templates)

If true, specifies that the template will only be displayed under the specified TemplateGroupID.

<VSTemplate>
   <TemplateData>
     <ShowByDefault>
<ShowByDefault> true/false </ShowByDefault>

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

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

TemplateData

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

A text value is required.

The text must be either true or false. If true, specifies that the template will only be displayed under the specified TemplateGroupID.

ShowByDefault is an optional element. The default value is true.

The following example illustrates the metadata for a Visual C# template.

<VSTemplate Type="Project" Version="2.0.0"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vstemplate/2005">
    <TemplateData>
        <Name>My template</Name>
        <Description>A basic template</Description>
        <Icon>TemplateIcon.ico</Icon>
        <ProjectType>CSharp</ProjectType>
        <ShowByDefault>false</ShowByDefault>
    </TemplateData>
    <TemplateContent>
        <Project File="MyTemplate.csproj">
            <ProjectItem>Form1.cs<ProjectItem>
            <ProjectItem>Form1.Designer.cs</ProjectItem>
            <ProjectItem>Program.cs</ProjectItem>
            <ProjectItem>Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs</ProjectItem>
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Resources.resx</ProjectItem>
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Resources.Designer.cs</ProjectItem>
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Settings.settings</ProjectItem>
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Settings.Designer.cs</ProjectItem>
        </Project>
    </TemplateContent>
</VSTemplate>

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