Visual Studio: how to know which project type is a project

Some projects have same icon … same as Class Library icon usually. 😦
So, it happens you can’t remember what type exactly it’s that project: it’s a Class  Library project or … ?

A way to identify the exact project type is having a look inside project file (ie: .csproj  for C# project) and take note of “ProjectTypeGuid” value.
These links have a list of possible project type guids:

It isn’t the simplest, but it works! 🙂

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2 Responses to “Visual Studio: how to know which project type is a project”

  1. Karthik Reddy Chintaparthi Says:

    How about a C# class library then ? I could not see the projecttypeguids tag ?

  2. robertoschiabel Says:

    I made a test and found “FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC” is project type guid for class library;

    according to this http://www.mztools.com/articles/2008/MZ2008017.aspx, is a Windows C# project;

    language c# was official language in this test.

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