Wednesday, January 02, 2008

How to Export CodeRush Templates

So why would you want to export templates anyway?

Well Imagine that you've just downloaded the latest CodeRush build. version 3.0.5 at the time of writing.

Clearly you want to be able to take advantage of all the new templates that the geniuses (is that a word - Seems like it should be Genii) at DevExpress may have added.

But CodeRush is polite and understands that you may have added your own customizations to the existing template set and so the behaviour for CodeRush is to not alter your existing Templates (Stored in your Profile) but to do nothing ... just in case.

But you still want your new templates right? So how do you do it?

Well first you organise your own templates in a folder called (by convention) "custom". Then you export that folder of Templates and then ask CodeRush to rebuild you templates from scratch and finally Import your own templates back into CodeRush.

Simple right?

Well yes, but just in case, I have provided steps for each.

Exporting you custom Templates.

-------------------------------------------------------------Follow these steps to get to the Templates options page:

1. From the DevExpress menu, select "Options...".
2. In the tree view on the left, navigate to this folder:


3. Select the "Templates" options page.


  1. Select the folder containing the templates that you wish to export.
  2. Right Click the Folder
  3. Select Export Folder image
  4. Select a location on disk to export to.
  5. Click Ok and you're done.

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