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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Extending Visual Studio templates

Visual Studio files are created using templates. There are a large number of templates associated with Visual Studio that are stored with your IDE, which are automatically copied when you create files and projects in the application. These files are called templates in Visual Studio.

We can use Visual Studio to produce custom templates that can automate these things for us, by using the pre-defined structure for the project file type such that whenever you start a new project or add a new item to your project, most of these items are generated for you.

In this recipe, we will cover how to use all the predefined templates that are preinstalled with in the Visual Studio IDE and also talk on how to create a template ...

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