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Building F# Visual Studio Application Templates


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Have you ever wondered how to write project templates similar to those that come out of the box in Visual Studio? In this talk we will discuss what goes into the creation of a multi-project template, how to package the template into a Visual Studio 2010 Extension file (VSIX), and how to best distribute your template to other developers. We will do this with an example of an F# multi-project template.

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Building F# Visual Studio Application Templates

  1. 1. By Daniel Mohl<br />Building F# Visual Studio 2010 Application Templates<br />
  2. 2. Why would you want to build an application template?<br />
  3. 3. First: Download and Install the VS2010 SDK<br />
  4. 4. Setup the projects (including the VSIX proj. )<br />Create the project vstemplate metadata files<br />Setup the project collection vstemplate file<br />Compress the files and add to the VSIX proj.<br />Build the project and test your VSIX package.<br />5 Easy Steps <br />
  5. 5. Visual Studio Gallery<br />Once your template is ready, make it available to the masses.<br />
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