Custom AssemblyName tag ignored in template - by Brendan Grant

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ID 309079 Comments
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Type Bug Repros 4
Opened 11/7/2007 3:05:42 PM
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A custom <AssemblyName> value (including one with template parameters) as used in a project file for a Visual Studio Project Template is ignored and simply replaced by the user specified project name.

The attached file has a custom <AssemblyName> which when used as a template (due to being copied to a dir like %UserProfile%\Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual C#\), the assembly name is ignored.
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Posted by Warpfield on 12/9/2011 at 10:19 AM
This issue has persisted in Visual Studio 2010. Created Template projects in both C# & VB.NET and the assemblyname is not updated with the $safeprojectname$ value. Opening a new project based on the template, then opening the project properties, displays the Assembly Name as, "$safeprojectname$", not the name of the project. Other places in the source code are updating as expected, (i.e., ProgID's, Name Spaces, etc.).

Is this ever going to be fixed?
Posted by Bob Denny on 12/21/2008 at 4:56 PM
It's been a lot longer than 7-10 days. Any solution/workaround? I have the same issue all the time.
Posted by Microsoft on 11/7/2007 at 4:59 PM
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