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ref Attribute

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The ref attribute references a logical name for the parent category.

ref="<placeholderNamespace>:<placeholderLogicalName>"

where

placeholderNamespace is the unique name for a namespace where the LogicalName is defined, if not in the current namespace. This is an optional definition of the ref attribute

placeholderLogicalName is the logical name of the parent category or supportedOn text to be referenced in the .adml file stringTable element.

The LogicalName will be assumed to be part of the current .admx file namespace unless specified in the ref statement.

This XML fragment is an example of a reference to a logical category name defined within the same .admx file.

  <parentCategory ref="SAMPLE" />

This XML fragment is an example of a reference to a logical category name defined in a different .admx file; for example, the Windows base file, Windows.admx. The Windows base file uses a unique namespace, referred to using the prefix "windows".

  <parentCategory ref="windows:WindowsComponents" />

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