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VCCLCompilerTool.MinimalRebuild Property

Gets or sets a value indicting whether to detect changes to C++ class definitions and recompile affected source files. MinimalRebuild exposes the functionality of the compiler's /Gm (Enable Minimal Rebuild) option.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.dll)
bool MinimalRebuild { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if C++ class definitions have changed causing a recompile of affected source files; otherwise, false.

See How to: Compile Example Code for Project Model Extensibility for information about how to compile and run this example.

The following example modifies the MinimalRebuild property in the integrated development environment (IDE):

' add reference to Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.
Imports EnvDTE
Imports Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine

Public Module Module1
    Sub Test()
        Dim prj As VCProject
        Dim cfgs, tools As IVCCollection
        Dim cfg As VCConfiguration
        Dim tool As VCCLCompilerTool
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        cfgs = prj.Configurations
        cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
        tool = cfg.Tools("VCCLCompilerTool")
        tool.MinimalRebuild = True
    End Sub
End Module
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