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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Looking Inside a WSP File: Finding the Template ID

Although dependency between the original site template and the saved site template is removed in SharePoint 2010, it can be useful to know which template type the saved template is based on. For instance, if you’ve saved an existing site originally provisioned using the Team Site template then that saved site maintains the source site template’s ID and name, as shown in Listing 8.3. You can still discover which original site template the saved site template is based on by looking in the WSP file contents, which can be achieved by either importing the WSP into Visual Studio 2010, explained later in this chapter, or by renaming the filename WSP suffix to CAB, which can be opened in Windows Explorer. ...

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