TemplateContent Element (Visual Studio Templates)

Specifies the contents of the template.

Element hierarchy:




Attributes and Elements

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


Attribute Description
BuildOnLoad Specifies whether to build the solution when a project is created from the template.

Child Elements

Element Description
ProjectCollection Optional element.

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

Specifies files or directories to add to the project.
References Optional element.

Specifies the assembly references required for an item template.
ProjectItem Optional element.

Specifies a file contained in the template.
CustomParameters Optional element.

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

Parent Elements

Element Description
VSTemplate Required 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"
        <Name>My template</Name>
        <Description>A basic starter kit</Description>
        <Project File="MyStarterKit.csproj">

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