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VCLinkerTool.StripPrivateSymbols Property

Do not put private symbols in the specified, generated .pdb file.

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

'Declaration
Property StripPrivateSymbols As String

Property Value

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

StripPrivateSymbols exposes the functionality of the /PDBSTRIPPED (Strip Private Symbols) 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 StripPrivateSymbols 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.StripPrivateSymbols = "$(OutDir)/my.pdb"
  End Sub
End Module

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