Visual Studio Template Reference

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The following links provide reference information about the different aspects of Visual Studio project and item templates.

In This Section

Visual Studio Template Schema Reference Describes the XML elements used in .vstemplate files.

Template Parameters Describes the parameters available for project and item templates.

Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizard Describes the IWizard interface and related types.

How to: Create Project Templates

How to: Create Item Templates

Customizing Templates

How to: Create Starter Kits