Identifying “Project Template”(s) “Visual Studio 2019”

Pedro III 1 Reputation point

I need help Identifying what "Project Template"(s) were used in a "Visual Studio 2019 Solution". Is there a way to look into the properties, settings, etc. to Identify those templates the original developer used in order to build the entire solution?

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 29,186 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Pedro III ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    To directly identify the project template used from an existing project in a solution is a little difficult, sometimes. One way is to match and check the <ProjectTypeGuids> tag in .xxproj file(right-click the project > Unload Project > right-click the project again > Edit XXX.xxproj or open and view it from your project folder). For example if you see 60dc8134-eba5-43b8-bcc9-bb4bc16c2548, it represents Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC represents C#.

    Of course, there are some indirect ways to identify the project type. For example, you can right-click the project > click properties > select Application and see(refer to) the related information, for example, Output type -- Windows Application, Console Application, Class Library… Or you can find some related information about the project type from items, files etc. like XXX.svc file is a type of WCF Web Service type and XXX.asmx file is a type of ASP .NET Web Service type.

    Best Regards,

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