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ProvideDefaultName Element (Visual Studio Templates)

Specifies whether the Visual Studio project system will generate a default name for the template in the Add New Item or New Project dialog box.

<VSTemplate>
   <TemplateData>
     <ProvideDefaultName>
<ProvideDefaultName> true/false </ProvideDefaultName>

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

Attributes

None.

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.

The text must be either true or false, indicating whether or not to generate a default name for the template in the Add New Item or New Project dialog box.

ProvideDefaultName is an optional element. The default value is true.

If the ProvideDefaultName element is false, the Name boxes of the Add New Item and New Project dialog boxes contain the value <Enter_name>.

Use the DefaultName element to specify the default name of the project or item in the Add New Item and New Project dialog boxes.

The following code example sets the ProvideDefaultName element to false.

<VSTemplate Type="Item" Version="3.0.0"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vstemplate/2005">
    <TemplateData>
        <Name>MyClass</Name>
        <Description>My custom C# class.</Description>
        <Icon>Icon.ico</Icon>
        <ProjectType>CSharp</ProjectType>
        <ProvideDefaultName>false</ProvideDefaultName>
    </TemplateData>
    <TemplateContent>
        <ProjectItem>MyClass.cs</ProjectItem>
    </TemplateContent>
</VSTemplate>
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