Common Visual Studio 2010 Item Templates

Part of the Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When working with projects in Visual Studio 2010, you’ll encounter a dizzying array of item templates to help you create your projects. The following table describes many of the common templates to help you along the way.

Item Template Description
Application Configuration File Stores application settings for a Windows application
Class Empty class-definition file
Class Diagram Model of new or existing classes
Crystal Report Report using Crystal Reports
DataSet Stores data using DataSet Designer
HTML Page Web page using HTML
Icon File A Windows icon file
Report Report using SQL Server Reporting Services
Settings File XML configuration file
Site Map Describes flow of Web pages in a Web application
SQL Database Empty database for storing local data
Style Sheet Cascading Style Sheet
User Control (WPF) Windows Presentation Foundation user control
User Control Reusable custom control
Web Configuration File Stores application settings for a Web application
Web Form User interface for Web applications
Web Service Code file for a Web service
Windows Form User interface for a Windows application
Windows Script Host A file containing script run as a Windows program
XML File Empty XML document
XML Schema Describes contents of an XML document
XSLT File Contains a stylesheet used to transform XML documents
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