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When you add a new file to a project, Visual Studio shows only the types that it thinks are relevant.
It's based on a guid in the .csproj file. Yes, a guid.
A magic number, only longer.
Changed to another one that allows me to add the files, added the files, restored previous number. Project unloadable, restored with git, lost several hours of work. If only I committed before trying this. Lesson learned. Trust git. Never trust Visual Studio.

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    The guids are just random IDs it generates to refer to the item.

    - GUIDs are statistically unique 128-bit numbers. They're really convenient when you need guaranteed uniqueness and don't need partitions
    - csproj files are just msbuild files, link at bottom
    - the new csproj standard doesn't need the verbose bullshit legacy .net needs

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/....
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    Welcome.

    1) No hashtags on devRant - tags can contain spaces and are separated by commas.

    2) The "devrant" tag doesn't mean "developer rant" because there are ONLY devs here, hence no finance/HR/management rants. The "devrant" tag is only for stuff related to devrant.com itself.

    3) Repeating the category as dedicated tag doesn't make any sense.
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    @SortOfTested <ProjectTypeGuids>{60dc8134-eba5-43b8-bcc9-bb4bc16c2548};{FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}</ProjectTypeGuids>
    and in particular FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC
    seems to mean: C# application.
    The available options seem to be written in the registry.
    The first is the "WPF flavor"
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions...
    But I do question the choice of guids for such information.
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