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VSProject2.References Property 

Gets the References collection for the project.

Namespace: VSLangProj80
Assembly: VSLangProj80 (in vslangproj80.dll)

References References { get; }
/** @property */
References get_References ()

function get References () : References

Property Value

A References collection containing Reference objects, each one representing a reference.

To write code against an external component, your project must first contain a reference to that component. A reference can be made to three types of components: .NET assemblies, COM automation servers and controls, and other projects within the same solution that expose components.

To run this example as an add-in, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples. This example assumes that the first project in the solution is a Visual Basic Visual C#, or Visual J# project.

// Add-in.
// Assuming that the first project in the solution is a Visual Basic, 
// C#, or J# application, this routine lists the references 
// in the project.
using System.Windows.Forms;
using VSLangProj;
using VSLangProj2;
using VSLangProj80;

public void OnConnection(object application, ext_ConnectMode
 connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom)
    applicationObject = (DTE2)application;
    addInInstance = (AddIn)addInInst;

public void ListReferences( DTE2 dte ) 
    // Retrieve the VSProject2 object.
    VSProject2 theVSProject = ( ( VSProject2 )
(applicationObject.Solution.Projects.Item( 1 ).Object ) ); 
    // Retrieve the references collection.
    References refs = theVSProject.References; 
    // Create a string list of the reference names.
    string refList = ""; 
    Reference3 aRef = null; 
    foreach ( VSLangProj80.Reference3 temp in refs ) 
        aRef = temp; 
        refList += aRef.Identity + "\n"; 
    MessageBox.Show( refList); 
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