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is it possible to create a custom project template

Hi,

i have worked with visual studio for a long time, and would like to have a
project template that represents a custom project that is used a lot.
(Visual studio .NET 2003)

the goal is that if i select 'Add new project', visual studio generates a
custom project with the desired files and project settings.
i have tried searching MSDN, but i can't find any documentation about this.

can anyboy tell me how to do this, or point me to a tutorial?
i have found some inof about how i could add custom items in the 'add to
project' dialog box, but not how i could create new project templates.

I think that for something as expensive as VS enterprise architect, MS could
have put a little more effort in the extensibility documentation.

kind regards,
Bruno.
Nov 17 '05 #1
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Bruno van Dooren wrote:
I think that for something as expensive as VS enterprise architect,
MS could have put a little more effort in the extensibility
documentation.


http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/extend/

-cd
Nov 17 '05 #2
Thanks, i just downloaded the SDK's.

kind regards,
Bruno.
"Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP]" <cp*****************************@mvps.org.nospam >
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Bruno van Dooren wrote:
I think that for something as expensive as VS enterprise architect,
MS could have put a little more effort in the extensibility
documentation.


http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/extend/

-cd

Nov 17 '05 #3
Bruno van Dooren wrote:
Thanks, i just downloaded the SDK's.


Great! Hopefully, it has what you needed!

I've seen an article on adding new items to the C# project wizard, but
nothing on adding whole new project types. Hopefully the VSIP docs cover
how all that stuff works, since it's clearly meant to be extensible.

-cd
Nov 17 '05 #4
I've seen an article on adding new items to the C# project wizard, but
nothing on adding whole new project types.
i saw those articles too, but they were only for project items. it did seem
a bit hack-ish too.
i did some searching, but for some reason or other i did not find the VSIP
site.
Hopefully the VSIP docs cover
how all that stuff works, since it's clearly meant to be extensible.


at first glance, the sdk clearly handles creating new project types, so i
think that i can use it.

i work a a lot of dll projects that all use the a common 'framework' of
functions and classes. it would be nice to just 'create new CIT dll project'
instead of having to manually create the files, copy and past some code, and
alter project settings.

the other thing i want to do is creating a device driver project wizard. it
is possible -if you installed the DDK- to build device drivers using VS. you
have to create a custom project however to work with the ddk compiler. such
a wizard exists for VS6 -made by walter oney- but he doesn't bother to
upgrade it to VS .NET. so i tought i'd have a go at it.

thanks again for your help. it reallt looks as if VSIP is what i need.

kind regards,
Bruno.
Nov 17 '05 #5

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