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VCLinkerTool.OutputFile Property

Overrides the default output file name; the default is based on the first .lib or .obj name on the command line.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.dll)

string OutputFile { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string representing the name of the default output file.

OutputFile exposes the functionality of the linker's /OUT (Output File Name) option, the librarian's Building an Import Library and Export File option, and the BSCMake tool's BSCMAKE Options option.

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 linker's OutputFile 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 VCLinkerTool
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        cfgs = prj.Configurations
        cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
        tool = cfg.Tools("VCLinkerTool")
        tool.OutputFile = "$(ProjectName).x"
    End Sub
End Module

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