Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Visual Studio Extensibility: Configure Custom Tool in an ItemTemplate

Last week I created a Visual Studio custom tool to encrypt configuration files(more information about the process here and here). To simplify the usage and improve the discoverability I also created a custom Item Template.

But how can I automatically set this custom tool when a new item is created?
  • Open the .vstemplate-file.
  • Add a WizardExtension-node to the XML file:
  • Afterwars specify a CustomTool attribute on the ProjectItem:

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