TemplateContent Element (Visual Studio Templates)

Specifies the contents of the template.

<VSTemplate>
  <TemplateContent>

<TemplateContent>
    ...
</TemplateContent>

Attributes and Elements

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

Attributes

None.

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.

Remarks

TemplateContent is a required element.

Example

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

<VSTemplate Type="Project" Version="2.0.0"
    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>

See Also

Reference

Visual Studio Template Schema Reference

Other Resources

Visual Studio Templates

Export Template Wizard