Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Use third-party project templates, part of Visual Studio Essential Training: 07 Understanding Project Types.
- Here is an interesting area to explore in Visual Studio.…I'm talking about third-party project templates.…The story goes like this:…Microsoft made Visual Studio extensible so that…anyone can create a project template…and share it with other developers.…At its simplest, this allows you to create a template…for your own project types and reuse…the local templates when you create a similar project.…Next, you can wrap the template in a special…Visual Studio template installer which makes it…easy to share the template with other developers.…After the template is installed,…it shows up here in this New Project dialog.…
To make it even more interesting,…you can add the installer to the public…Microsoft Template Server,…where is visible to all of us across the globe.…You'll find these global templates…or these third-party templates here in this online node.…Let me pop that open.…And then let me talk about what you'll find in here.…Before I dig into these items, let me say that…a lot of these online templates are created by Microsoft.…
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/21/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover the following Visual Studio 2017 topics: exploring an empty project template, using third-party project templates, creating a portable class library, and creating a mobile app with Xamarin.
1. Project Types
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