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Definig Custom Item Templates in VS 2005 Web Projects

Hi there

I am trying to create a custom item/page template for my web project in VISUAL STUDIO 2005. I am using the following article as a basis:


The problem I am getting is that the Marker I am setting in the inherits property of the aspx file and the class name in the aspx.cs file are not being substituted with the file name that I designate when I use the template to add a new web page to my project.

The marker is setup as follows:

ASPX file:
<%@ Page Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/MasterPages/MasterPage.master" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="default_template.aspx.cs" Inherits="$pagename$" Title="Untitled Page" %>

ASPX.CS file:
public partial class $pagename$ : CustomBasePage

When I create my new web page using the template, the "$pagename$" remains meaning I have to manually edit it rather than it substituting automatically when the page is created.

Anyone know why this might be happening?

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Hi yvsupport,

Your template must use specific marker name
see http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/eehb4faa(VS.80).aspx

So, use $safeclassname$ instead of $pagename$
yvsupportAuthor Commented:
Hi there

I didn't know those names were specifically defined. I tried $safeclassname$ but that didn't work either so I tried $safeitemname$, which is the one used in the article that I mentioned in my original post and amazingly it works. Much strangeness ..... Anyway, I shall mark your comment as the solution as you certainly pointed me in the right direction :)

In fact, the template parameter name depends on which action will generate the value :
$safeclassname$  when you add a new class
$safeitemname$  when you add a new item
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