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VCLinkerTool.ResourceOnlyDLL Property

Creates a DLL with no entry point. Setting this to true creates a resource-only DLL.

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

abstract ResourceOnlyDLL : bool with get, set

Property Value

Type: Boolean
true if a resource-only DLL is to be created; otherwise, false.

ResourceOnlyDLL exposes the functionality of the /NOENTRY (No Entry Point) linker 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 ResourceOnlyDLL 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.ResourceOnlyDLL = True
  End Sub
End Module

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