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The Smart Client Software Factory includes a guidance package named Smart Client Software Factory 2010. A guidance package consists of named collections of recipes, templates, value providers, type editors, type converters, and actions (for a description of these items, see "Guidance Packages" in Glossary of Terms. Developers can use a guidance package to perform a series of development activities in Visual Studio 2010— activities that developers usually have to perform manually. For example, developers can use the Smart Client Software Factory 2010 to create an initial solution structure that includes classes for the root work item and module, and that has the required references to the Composite UI Application Block assemblies.

You can use the following links to learn more about guidance packages or to get started with the Smart Client Software Factory 2010: