TemplateContent Element (Visual Studio Templates)

 

Specifies the contents of the template.

<VSTemplate>
<TemplateContent>

<TemplateContent>  
    ...  
</TemplateContent>  

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

Attributes

AttributeDescription
BuildOnLoadSpecifies whether to build the solution when a project is created from the template.

Child Elements

ElementDescription
ProjectCollectionOptional element.

Specifies the organization and contents of multi-project templates.
ProjectOptional element.

Specifies files or directories to add to the project.
ReferencesOptional element.

Specifies the assembly references required for an item template.
ProjectItemOptional element.

Specifies a file contained in the template.
CustomParametersOptional element.

Specifies any custom parameters that are to be used when a project or item is created from the template.

Parent Elements

ElementDescription
VSTemplateRequired element.

Contains all the metadata for the project template, item template, or starter kit.

TemplateContent is a required element.

The following example shows the metadata for a project template for a Visual C# application.

<VSTemplate Type="Project" Version="3.0.0"  
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vstemplate/2005">  
    <TemplateData>  
        <Name>My template</Name>  
        <Description>A basic starter kit</Description>  
        <Icon>TemplateIcon.ico</Icon>  
        <ProjectType>CSharp</ProjectType>  
    </TemplateData>  
    <TemplateContent>  
        <Project File="MyStarterKit.csproj">  
            <ProjectItem>Form1.cs<ProjectItem>  
            <ProjectItem>Form1.Designer.cs</ProjectItem>  
            <ProjectItem>Program.cs</ProjectItem>  
            <ProjectItem>Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs</ProjectItem>  
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Resources.resx</ProjectItem>  
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Resources.Designer.cs</ProjectItem>  
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Settings.settings</ProjectItem>  
            <ProjectItem>Properties\Settings.Designer.cs</ProjectItem>  
        </Project>  
    </TemplateContent>  
</VSTemplate>  

Visual Studio Template Schema Reference
Creating Project and Item Templates

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