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Description Element (Visual Studio Templates) 

Specifies the description of the template as it appears in either the New Project or Add New Item dialog box.


<Description>
    Template Description
</Description>

<Description Package="{PackageID}" ID="ResourceID" />

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

Attributes

Attribute Description

Package

Optional attribute, for advanced user scenarios.

A GUID that specifies the Visual Studio package ID.

ID

Optional attribute, for advanced user scenarios.

Specifies the Visual Studio resource ID.

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 text value is required unless the Package and ID attributes are used.

The text provides a description of the template.

Description is a required child element of the TemplateData element.

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

<VSTemplate Type="Project" Version="2.0.0"
    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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