TemplateGroupID Element (Visual Studio Templates)


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Specifies what kind of project an item templates will show up in. This element is significant when ShowByDefault (Visual Studio Templates) is set to false. When ShowByDefault (Visual Studio Templates) is set to true, then an item template is available in all project types.



<TemplateGroupID> ... </TemplateGroupID>  

Attributes and Elements

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



Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description
TemplateData Categorizes the template and defines how it displays in either the New Project or the Add New Item dialog box.

Text Value

A text value is required.

The text specifies an identifier for a category of item templates.


TemplateGroupID is an element.

The value of the TemplateGroupID element is used along with project system registration (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\<version number>\Projects\) to filter templates that appear in the Add New Item dialog box.

Visual C++ Value Meaning
VC-Native Used for native projects. Also the default if a project type can't be determined.
VC-Managed Used for managed (/clr) projects
VC-Windows Used for all projects that target the windows platform (native/managed/store)
WinRT-Native-UAP Used for Windows 10 store projects
CodeSharing-Native Used for Shared item projects
WinRT-Native-6.3 Used for Windows 8.1 Store projects
WinRT-Native-Phone-6.3 Used for Windows Phone 8.1 projects
WinRT-Native Used for Windows 8.0 Store projects
VC-Android Used for Android projects

See Also

Visual Studio Template Schema Reference
Creating Project and Item Templates