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nAnt: Adding a Visual Studio ItemTemplate for your project build file

Posted on February 13th, 2009

Download nAnt Project Item Template zip file.

If you want to know more about building Visual Studio templates check out MSDN.

Believe it or not this is actually pretty easy. I took the basic project build file from our project build file article and did a File -> Export Template command. Follow the wizard. Afterwards I extracted the zip file put in some of the replace parameters (found on MSDN) and viola! nice little template is now created. Just update the files into the zip file and your done. Just right click add new file and away you go.

If you download the file you want to copy it to the following location:


Just drop it right there in the root. If you put it there then open up visual studio, open a project and add a new item at the bottom of the list you should see the following:


Join the Darkside…

Posted on January 19th, 2008

Not that long ago I saw a post on one of the blogs out there about joining the DarkSide for Visual Studio.  I’m proud to say that I’ve been a Dark Sider now for over 10 years…  Yeah I know that’s before Visual  Prior to that I did a lot of VB and VBA work and I used a dark color scheme there as well.  Listed below is a screenshot of my dark scheme.  Which you can also get here for VS2005.  The font I am using here is the BitStream Vera Sans Mono which you can get here.

So come on over to the darkside and give us a try. 🙂