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Starter Kits

A Starter Kit is essentially an enhanced project template that can be shared with other members of the community. A Starter Kit includes code samples that compile, documentation, and other helpful resources to enable you to learn new tools and programming techniques while building useful, real world applications. For information on downloading Starter Kits, see How to: Find Community Components.

Introduction to Starter Kits

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Starter Kits.

Differences Between Starter Kits and Templates

Explains the characteristics that make a template into a Starter Kit.

How to: Create Starter Kits

Explains the process for creating Starter Kits.

Visual Studio Templates

Provides a starting point for creating templates and Starter Kits.

Creating Project Templates

Explains how to create templates and Starter Kits.

Finding and Sharing Project and Item Templates

Provides information on sharing and finding templates and Starter Kits.