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Visual Studio Template Schema Reference

This section contains information about XML elements in .vstemplate files, which are files that store metadata for project templates, item templates, and Starter Kits.

You can use vstemplate.xsd to validate custom .vstemplate files. This file is available at ..\Visual Studio installation folder\Xml\Schemas\1033\vstemplate.xsd.

Element

Child Elements

Attributes

AppliesTo

None

None

Assembly (Template)

--

--

Assembly (Wizard Extension)

--

--

BuildProjectOnload

--

--

CreateInPlace

--

--

CreateNewFolder

--

--

CustomDataSignature

--

--

CustomParameter

--

Name

Value

CustomParameters

CustomParameter

--

DefaultName

--

--

Description

--

Package

ID

EnableEditOfLocationField

--

--

EnableLocationBrowseButton

--

--

Folder

ProjectItem

Folder

Name

FrameworkVersion

[deprecated]

--

FullClassName

--

--

Hidden

--

--

Icon

--

Package

ID

LocationField

--

--

LocationFieldMRUPrefix

--

--

MaxFrameworkVersion

--

--

Name

--

Package

ID

NumberOfParentCategoriesToRollUp

--

--

PreviewImage

--

--

Project

Folder

ProjectItem

File

TargetFileName

ReplaceParameters

ProjectCollection

ProjectTemplateLink

SolutionFolder

--

ProjectItem (Item Templates)

--

SubType

CustomTool

ItemType

ReplaceParameters

TargetFileName

ProjectItem (Project Templates)

--

TargetFileName

ReplaceParameters

OpenInEditor

OpenOrder

OpenInWebBrowser

OpenInHelpBrowser

ProjectSubType

--

--

ProjectTemplateLink

--

ProjectName

ProjectType

--

--

PromptForSaveOnCreation

--

--

ProvideDefaultName

--

--

Reference

Assembly

--

References

Reference

--

RequiredFrameworkVersion

--

--

RequiredPlatformVersion

--

Version

SDKReference

--

Package

ShowByDefault

--

--

SolutionFolder

ProjectTemplateLink

SolutionFolder

Name

SortOrder

--

--

SupportsCodeSeparation

--

--

SupportsLanguageDropDown

--

--

SupportsMasterPage

--

--

TargetPlatformName

RequiredPlatformVersion

--

TemplateContent

ProjectCollection

Project

References

ProjectItem

CustomParameters

BuildOnLoad

TemplateData

Name

Description

Icon

PreviewImage

ProjectType

ProjectSubType

TemplateID

TemplateGroupID

SortOrder

CreateNewFolder

DefaultName

ProvideDefaultName

PromptForSaveOnCreation

EnableLocationBrowseButton

EnableEditOfLocationField

Hidden

DisplayInParentCategories

LocationFieldMRUPrefix

NumberOfParentCategoriesToRollUp

CreateInPlace

BuildOnLoad

BuildProjectOnload

ShowByDefault

LocationField

SupportsMasterPage

SupportsCodeSeparation

SupportsLanguageDropDown

RequiredFrameworkVersion

FrameworkVersion

MaxFrameworkVersion

CustomDataSignature

TargetPlatformName

--

TemplateGroupID

--

--

TemplateID

--

--

VSTemplate

TemplateData

TemplateContent

WizardExtension

WizardData

Type

Version

WizardData

--

Name

WizardExtension

Assembly

FullClassName

--

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