PSA: If the ‘Export Template…’ File Menu Option Isn’t Available in Visual Studio 2010

PSA: If the ‘Export Template…’ File menu option isn’t available in Visual Studio 2010, it’s probably because you imported your settings from a previous version of Visual Studio (I did because I use custom text coloring). To get this option back, you can either:

Reset your settings. This is a bummer because all of your coloring goes back to default too, though you could just re-import them after you’ve done your export work.

Or, even better:

  1. Go to Tools, then “Customize…”, then click the “Commands” tab.
  2. At the top of the dialog is a radio button called Menu bar with a dropdown next to it. Select “File” from that dropdown.
  3. Click the “Add Command” button.
  4. In the dialog that appears, from the Categories list, select File.
  5. Scroll through the commands list to find “Export Template…” and select it.
  6. Click Ok and use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to move it down near all the other save commands (I put mine last of the save’s).
And you’re done! I suggest re-exporting your settings so you have a fresh copy for the future.

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