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Kind Element for Identifiers for Project (Visual Studio Project Policy) 

Visual Studio 2005

Specifies the project-type GUID that is used as an identifier for a Visual Studio project.

<Kind>project-type GUID</Kind>

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



Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description


Contains the identifiers that are used to locate a project in the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

A text value is required.

The text value is a GUID that specifies the type of project, for example, a Visual Basic project or a Visual C# project. The GUIDs for the project types to which policy can be applied are:

Project Type GUID

Solution Folder


Visual Basic


Visual C#


Visual C++


Visual J#


Web Project


These values are also listed in the registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Policy\SupportedProjects.

The text value type is string.

This example shows how to identify Visual C# projects using the project-type GUID.

<Project Id="CSharpProject">



Schema Name

Visual Studio Project Policy

Validation File


Can be Empty

Not applicable

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