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TemplateContent Element (Visual Studio Templates)

Specifies the contents of the template.

<VSTemplate>
   <TemplateContent>
<TemplateContent>
    ...
</TemplateContent>

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

Attributes

Attribute

Description

BuildOnLoad

Specifies whether to build the solution when a project is created from the template.

Child Elements

Element

Description

ProjectCollection

Optional element.

Specifies the organization and contents of multi-project templates.

Project

Optional element.

Specifies files or directories to add to the project.

References

Optional element.

Specifies the assembly references required for an item template.

ProjectItem

Optional element.

Specifies a file contained in the template.

CustomParameters

Optional element.

Specifies any custom parameters that are to be used when a project or item is created from the template.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

VSTemplate

Required element.

Contains all the metadata for the project template, item template, or starter kit.

TemplateContent is a required element.

The following example shows the metadata for a project template for a Visual C# application.

<VSTemplate Type="Project" Version="3.0.0"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vstemplate/2005">
    <TemplateData>
        <Name>My template</Name>
        <Description>A basic starter kit</Description>
        <Icon>TemplateIcon.ico</Icon>
        <ProjectType>CSharp</ProjectType>
    </TemplateData>
    <TemplateContent>
        <Project File="MyStarterKit.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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