TemplateGroupID Element (Visual Studio Templates)
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TemplateGroupID Element (Visual Studio Templates)

 

Specifies what kind of project an item templates will show up in. This element is significant when ShowByDefault (Visual Studio Templates) is set to false. When ShowByDefault (Visual Studio Templates) is set to true, then an item template is available in all project types.

<VSTemplate>
<TemplateData>
<TemplateGroupID>

<TemplateGroupID> ... </TemplateGroupID>

Attributes and Elements

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

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

TemplateData

Categorizes the template and defines how it displays in either the New Project or the Add New Item dialog box.

Text Value

A text value is required.

The text specifies an identifier for a category of item templates.

TemplateGroupID is an element.

The value of the TemplateGroupID element is used along with project system registration (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\<version number>\Projects\) to filter templates that appear in the Add New Item dialog box.

Visual C++ Value

Meaning

VC-Native

Used for native projects. Also the default if a project type can't be determined.

VC-Managed

Used for managed (/clr) projects

VC-Windows

Used for all projects that target the windows platform (native/managed/store)

WinRT-Native-UAP

Used for Windows 10 store projects

CodeSharing-Native

Used for Shared item projects

WinRT-Native-6.3

Used for Windows 8.1 Store projects

WinRT-Native-Phone-6.3

Used for Windows Phone 8.1 projects

WinRT-Native

Used for Windows 8.0 Store projects

VC-Android

Used for Android projects

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