Creating guidance for an "item-template-only" instant feature

Nov 12, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I am not sure if this is a legitimate request, but:

Is there any trick to provide guidance for standalone item templates?

Coordinator
Nov 13, 2010 at 1:33 AM

Not sure what you mean.   If you put the item template into the Templates\Items folder does it not invoke the Feature Extension?

I'll give it a try tomorrow and see if there is a bug.

Nov 13, 2010 at 7:07 AM

Sorry, I should be clearer.

If I add an item template to the templates\items folder, it of course appears in VS' item templates dialog and I can add it to an existing project; what I wanted was to get the Map (Guidance) also to appear in VS when I instantiated that item in the project; the Map appears only if I instantiate a new project from a project template.

Coordinator
Nov 14, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Understood.  I believe that there may be an error in the logic that adds the <WizardTemplate> extension to the .vstemplate file within the item template.

In the short term, you can add your template to the project directory, do a build, then move it to the Items directory and that should workaround this issue.

Coordinator
Nov 19, 2010 at 6:47 PM

This has been fixed in v1.1 which is now the current download.