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Visual Studio Content Installer Schema Reference

To install the contents of a packaged component, the Visual Studio Content Installer requires a .vscontent file, which is an .xml file that describes the package contents. The .vscontent file must follow a schema that contains the elements described in the following table. The package that contains the .vscontent file and other items is a .vsi file, and is typically referred to as a community component. For more information about .vscontent and .vsi files, see How to: Package Community Components to Use the Visual Studio Content Installer.