PAVEOVER Attribute Element (Visual Studio Content Installer)

Specifies optional information about a component, such as programming language.

<VSContent>
   <Content>
     <Attributes>
       <Attribute>
<Attribute>
    <Attributes name="nnnn" value="nnn">
</Attribute>

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

Attributes

Attribute

Description

name

Specifies more information about the location of project templates and starter kits, or the language of code snippets.

value

Specifies the project type and subtype for Visual Studio project templates and starter kits, or the programming language for code snippets.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

Attributes

Specifies custom information about the component, which varies based on FileContentType.

A text value is required.

name Attribute Values

Value

Description

ProjectType

Specifies programming language of the project.

ProjectSubType

Specifies the subcategory in the New Project dialog box where the component will appear.

TemplateType

Defines whether a component is a project or a project item.

Lang

Specifies the programming language of a code snippet.

value Attribute Values

Value

Description

Visual Basic

Specifies that the project or project item is for Visual Basic. Valid for name=ProjectType only.

Visual C#

Specifies that the project or project item is for Visual C#. Valid for name=ProjectType only.

Visual Web Developer

Specifies that the project or project item is for Visual Web Developer. Valid for name=ProjectType only.

CSharp

Specifies that the custom project is to appear at the root of the Visual C# category in the New Project dialog box. Valid for name=ProjectSubType only.

Visual Basic

Specifies that the custom project is to appear at the root of the Visual Basic category in the New Project dialog box. Valid for name=ProjectSubType only.

Web

Specifies that the custom project is to appear at the root of the Visual Web Developer category in the New Project dialog box. Valid for name=ProjectSubType only.

Project

Specifies that the component is a project. Valid for name=TemplateType only.

Item

Specifies that the component is a project item. Valid for name=TemplateType only.

  • csharp

Specifies that the code snippet was written in the C# language. Valid for name=lang only.

  • vb

Specifies that the code snippet was written in Visual Basic. Valid for name=lang only.

xml

Specifies that the code snipped was written in XML. Valid for name=lang only.

Content with a FileContentType value of Addin, Macro Project, or Toolbox Control do not require any Attributes or Attribute elements.

The following example shows the metadata for a project or starter kit community content component.

<VSContent xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vscontent/2005">
    <Content>
        <FileName>MyProjectTemplate.zip</FileName>
        <DisplayName>Sample Project Template</DisplayName>
        <Description>A project template created for this example.</Description>
        <FileContentType>VSTemplate</FileContentType>
        <ContentVersion>2.0</ContentVersion>
        <Attributes>
            <Attribute name="ProjectType" value="Visual Basic"/>
            <Attribute name="ProjectSubType" value=""/>
            <Attribute name="TemplateType" value="Project"/>
        </Attributes>
    </Content>
</VSContent>
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