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List of Visual Studio Project Type GUIDs

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Complete list of GUIDs found in .csproj files and their descriptions

There isn't an easy way to change the type of a project in Visual Studio project once it is created; for example changing a C# Class Library into a Portable Class Library (PCL). Knowing these GUIDs will allow you to edit project files like .csproj and .vbproj to easily change a project type in cases where Visual Studio will not allow using the GUI.

By Description

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 {603C0E0B-DB56-11DC-BE95-000D561079B0}
ASP.NET MVC 2.0 {F85E285D-A4E0-4152-9332-AB1D724D3325}
ASP.NET MVC 3.0 {E53F8FEA-EAE0-44A6-8774-FFD645390401}
ASP.NET MVC 4.0 {E3E379DF-F4C6-4180-9B81-6769533ABE47}
C# {FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}
C++ {8BC9CEB8-8B4A-11D0-8D11-00A0C91BC942}
Database {A9ACE9BB-CECE-4E62-9AA4-C7E7C5BD2124}
Database (other project types) {4F174C21-8C12-11D0-8340-0000F80270F8}
Deployment Cab {3EA9E505-35AC-4774-B492-AD1749C4943A}
Deployment Merge Module {06A35CCD-C46D-44D5-987B-CF40FF872267}
Deployment Setup {978C614F-708E-4E1A-B201-565925725DBA}
Deployment Smart Device Cab {AB322303-2255-48EF-A496-5904EB18DA55}
Distributed System {F135691A-BF7E-435D-8960-F99683D2D49C}
Dynamics 2012 AX C# in AOT {BF6F8E12-879D-49E7-ADF0-5503146B24B8}
F# {F2A71F9B-5D33-465A-A702-920D77279786}
J# {E6FDF86B-F3D1-11D4-8576-0002A516ECE8}
Legacy (2003) Smart Device (C#) {20D4826A-C6FA-45DB-90F4-C717570B9F32}
Legacy (2003) Smart Device (VB.NET) {CB4CE8C6-1BDB-4DC7-A4D3-65A1999772F8}
Model-View-Controller v2 (MVC2) {F85E285D-A4E0-4152-9332-AB1D724D3325}
Model-View-Controller v3 (MVC3) {E53F8FEA-EAE0-44A6-8774-FFD645390401}
Model-View-Controller v4 (MVC4) {E3E379DF-F4C6-4180-9B81-6769533ABE47}
Mono for Android {EFBA0AD7-5A72-4C68-AF49-83D382785DCF}
MonoTouch {6BC8ED88-2882-458C-8E55-DFD12B67127B}
MonoTouch Binding {F5B4F3BC-B597-4E2B-B552-EF5D8A32436F}
Portable Class Library {786C830F-07A1-408B-BD7F-6EE04809D6DB}
SharePoint (C#) {593B0543-81F6-4436-BA1E-4747859CAAE2}
SharePoint (VB.NET) {EC05E597-79D4-47f3-ADA0-324C4F7C7484}
SharePoint Workflow {F8810EC1-6754-47FC-A15F-DFABD2E3FA90}
Silverlight {A1591282-1198-4647-A2B1-27E5FF5F6F3B}
Smart Device (C#) {4D628B5B-2FBC-4AA6-8C16-197242AEB884}
Smart Device (VB.NET) {68B1623D-7FB9-47D8-8664-7ECEA3297D4F}
Solution Folder {2150E333-8FDC-42A3-9474-1A3956D46DE8}
Test {3AC096D0-A1C2-E12C-1390-A8335801FDAB}
VB.NET {F184B08F-C81C-45F6-A57F-5ABD9991F28F}
Visual Database Tools {C252FEB5-A946-4202-B1D4-9916A0590387}
Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) {A860303F-1F3F-4691-B57E-529FC101A107}
Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) {BAA0C2D2-18E2-41B9-852F-F413020CAA33}
Web Application {349C5851-65DF-11DA-9384-00065B846F21}
Web Site {E24C65DC-7377-472B-9ABA-BC803B73C61A}
Windows (C#) {FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}
Windows (VB.NET) {F184B08F-C81C-45F6-A57F-5ABD9991F28F}
Windows (Visual C++) {8BC9CEB8-8B4A-11D0-8D11-00A0C91BC942}
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) {3D9AD99F-2412-4246-B90B-4EAA41C64699}
Windows Phone 8/8.1 Blank/Hub/Webview App {76F1466A-8B6D-4E39-A767-685A06062A39}
Windows Phone 8/8.1 App (C#) {C089C8C0-30E0-4E22-80C0-CE093F111A43}
Windows Phone 8/8.1 App (VB.NET) {DB03555F-0C8B-43BE-9FF9-57896B3C5E56}
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) {60DC8134-EBA5-43B8-BCC9-BB4BC16C2548}
Windows Store (Metro) Apps & Components {BC8A1FFA-BEE3-4634-8014-F334798102B3}
Workflow (C#) {14822709-B5A1-4724-98CA-57A101D1B079}
Workflow (VB.NET) {D59BE175-2ED0-4C54-BE3D-CDAA9F3214C8}
Workflow Foundation {32F31D43-81CC-4C15-9DE6-3FC5453562B6}
Xamarin.Android {EFBA0AD7-5A72-4C68-AF49-83D382785DCF}
Xamarin.iOS {6BC8ED88-2882-458C-8E55-DFD12B67127B}
XNA (Windows) {6D335F3A-9D43-41b4-9D22-F6F17C4BE596}
XNA (XBox) {2DF5C3F4-5A5F-47a9-8E94-23B4456F55E2}
XNA (Zune) {D399B71A-8929-442a-A9AC-8BEC78BB2433}

By GUID

Deployment Merge Module {06A35CCD-C46D-44D5-987B-CF40FF872267}
Workflow (C#) {14822709-B5A1-4724-98CA-57A101D1B079}
Legacy (2003) Smart Device (C#) {20D4826A-C6FA-45DB-90F4-C717570B9F32}
Solution Folder {2150E333-8FDC-42A3-9474-1A3956D46DE8}
XNA (XBox) {2DF5C3F4-5A5F-47a9-8E94-23B4456F55E2}
Workflow Foundation {32F31D43-81CC-4C15-9DE6-3FC5453562B6}
Web Application {349C5851-65DF-11DA-9384-00065B846F21}
Test {3AC096D0-A1C2-E12C-1390-A8335801FDAB}
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) {3D9AD99F-2412-4246-B90B-4EAA41C64699}
Deployment Cab {3EA9E505-35AC-4774-B492-AD1749C4943A}
Smart Device (C#) {4D628B5B-2FBC-4AA6-8C16-197242AEB884}
Database (other project types) {4F174C21-8C12-11D0-8340-0000F80270F8}
SharePoint (C#) {593B0543-81F6-4436-BA1E-4747859CAAE2}
ASP.NET MVC 1.0 {603C0E0B-DB56-11DC-BE95-000D561079B0}
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) {60DC8134-EBA5-43B8-BCC9-BB4BC16C2548}
Smart Device (VB.NET) {68B1623D-7FB9-47D8-8664-7ECEA3297D4F}
MonoTouch {6BC8ED88-2882-458C-8E55-DFD12B67127B}
XNA (Windows) {6D335F3A-9D43-41b4-9D22-F6F17C4BE596}
Windows Phone 8/8.1 Blank/Hub/Webview App {76F1466A-8B6D-4E39-A767-685A06062A39}
Portable Class Library {786C830F-07A1-408B-BD7F-6EE04809D6DB}
C++ {8BC9CEB8-8B4A-11D0-8D11-00A0C91BC942}
Deployment Setup {978C614F-708E-4E1A-B201-565925725DBA}
Silverlight {A1591282-1198-4647-A2B1-27E5FF5F6F3B}
Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) {A860303F-1F3F-4691-B57E-529FC101A107}
Database {A9ACE9BB-CECE-4E62-9AA4-C7E7C5BD2124}
Deployment Smart Device Cab {AB322303-2255-48EF-A496-5904EB18DA55}
Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) {BAA0C2D2-18E2-41B9-852F-F413020CAA33}
Windows Store Apps (Metro Apps) {BC8A1FFA-BEE3-4634-8014-F334798102B3}
C# in Dynamics 2012 AX AOT {BF6F8E12-879D-49E7-ADF0-5503146B24B8}
Windows Phone 8/8.1 App (C#)
  {C089C8C0-30E0-4E22-80C0-CE093F111A43}
Visual Database Tools {C252FEB5-A946-4202-B1D4-9916A0590387}
Legacy (2003) Smart Device (VB.NET) {CB4CE8C6-1BDB-4DC7-A4D3-65A1999772F8}
XNA (Zune) {D399B71A-8929-442a-A9AC-8BEC78BB2433}
Workflow (VB.NET) {D59BE175-2ED0-4C54-BE3D-CDAA9F3214C8}
Windows Phone 8/8.1 App (VB.NET)
  {DB03555F-0C8B-43BE-9FF9-57896B3C5E56}
Web Site {E24C65DC-7377-472B-9ABA-BC803B73C61A}
ASP.NET MVC 4.0 {E3E379DF-F4C6-4180-9B81-6769533ABE47}
ASP.NET MVC 3.0 {E53F8FEA-EAE0-44A6-8774-FFD645390401}
J# {E6FDF86B-F3D1-11D4-8576-0002A516ECE8}
SharePoint (VB.NET) {EC05E597-79D4-47f3-ADA0-324C4F7C7484}
Xamarin.Android / Mono for Android {EFBA0AD7-5A72-4C68-AF49-83D382785DCF}
Distributed System {F135691A-BF7E-435D-8960-F99683D2D49C}
VB.NET {F184B08F-C81C-45F6-A57F-5ABD9991F28F}
F# {F2A71F9B-5D33-465A-A702-920D77279786}
MonoTouch Binding {F5B4F3BC-B597-4E2B-B552-EF5D8A32436F}
ASP.NET MVC 2.0 {F85E285D-A4E0-4152-9332-AB1D724D3325}
SharePoint Workflow {F8810EC1-6754-47FC-A15F-DFABD2E3FA90}
C# {FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}

Notes

  1. You will find these proeprties as a <ProjectTypeGuids> element in the project file, not to be confused with <ProjectGuid> which is a unique identifier for your project.
  2. Some GUIDs are used in combination. For example <ProjectTypeGuids>{EFBA0AD7-5A72-4C68-AF49-83D382785DCF};{FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}</ProjectTypeGuids> describes a Xamarin.Android library in C#.

History

  • February 3, 2014 – Original publication
  • April 16, 2014 – Added Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, Mono for Android; removed duplicates; added notes
  • April 28, 2014 – Added Solution Folder, thanks to imagiro
  • June 19, 2014 – Added Windows Phone 8/8.1, thanks to ddsoft

License

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Yvan Rodrigues has 25 years of experience in information systems and software development for the manufacturing sector. He runs Red Cell Innovation Inc./L'innovation de Globules Rouges, a consulting company focusing on efficiency and automation of manufacturing and business processes for small businesses, healthcare, and the public sector. He is a Certified Technician (C.Tech.), a professional designation granted by the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO).
 
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralGreat job, thank you PinmemberJohn Batte15-Nov-14 22:46 
Generalgreat work and info [modified] Pinmemberdmihailescu13-Nov-14 8:49 
AnswerRe: great work and info PinprofessionalYvan Rodrigues13-Nov-14 9:04 
QuestionTypo and Format PinmemberRoboJ1M13-Nov-14 0:18 
AnswerRe: Typo and Format PinprofessionalYvan Rodrigues13-Nov-14 5:18 
QuestionDynamics AX Guid PinmemberSpankachu6-Nov-14 8:15 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembersteve.cadwallader29-Jun-14 4:11 
GeneralMy vote of 4 PinprofessionalAssil20-Jun-14 2:42 
SuggestionSolution Folder Pinmemberimagiro28-Apr-14 5:54 
AnswerRe: Solution Folder PinprofessionalYvan Rodrigues28-Apr-14 5:56 
Generalhi PinmemberMember 1063832417-Apr-14 8:50 
QuestionWould be great if you can tell where we can find these guid from registry Pinmembermicrosoftcsharp18-Mar-14 15:55 
AnswerRe: Would be great if you can tell where we can find these guid from registry Pinmemberledtech313-Nov-14 7:23 
Questionit could be perfect if ... PinmemberSouthmountain4-Feb-14 6:55 
QuestionWindows Phone Guids PinmemberMax Holder4-Feb-14 3:53 
AnswerRe: Windows Phone Guids Pinmemberddsoft19-Jun-14 5:32 
AnswerRe: Windows Phone Guids PinprofessionalYvan Rodrigues19-Jun-14 6:03 

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