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How to create special project templates?

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Okay, what I want to do is to create a new type of project that can be added
to a solution. This project would have no code, but will have other control
mechanisms that would launch when the project/solution gets compiled and

I have been looking at templates, but this would not really be a template
because there would be no code. I have also looked that the EnvDTE for
add-ins, but I want this to be a separate project in VS.NET that can be
attached to a solution.

The closest analogy to the type of project might be the Setup and Deployment
project. In this project, there are no source code files, but when the
system builds, you can specify projects that get build into MSIs. There are
also project settings such as the file list and the registry and custom
actions, etc. that are saved with the project. I want to have this kind of
control over my new project type. Can anyone point me in the right
Jul 21 '05 #1
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