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Arguments for External Tools

The following arguments are Visual Studio variables that are assigned when you launch an external tool. Links to external tools such as Notepad or Spy++ can be listed on the Tools menu using the External Tools dialog box.

Note Note

The IDE status bar displays the Current Line and Current Column variables to indicate where the insertion point is located in the active Code Editor. The Current Text variable returns the text or code selected at that location.

Name

Argument

Description

Item Path

$(ItemPath)

The complete file name of the current file (drive + path + file name).

Item Directory

$(ItemDir)

The directory of the current file (drive + path).

Item File Name

$(ItemFilename)

The file name of the current file (file name).

Item Extension

$(ItemExt)

The file name extension of the current file.

Current Line

$(CurLine)

The current line position of the cursor in the code window.

Current Column

$(CurCol)

The current column position of the cursor in the code window.

Current Text

$(CurText)

The selected text.

Target Path

$(TargetPath)

The complete file name of the item to be built (drive + path + file name).

Target Directory

$(TargetDir)

The directory of the item to be built.

Target Name

$(TargetName)

The file name of the item to be built.

Target Extension

$(TargetExt)

The file name extension of the item to be built.

Binary Directory

$(BinDir)

The final location of the binary that is being built (defined as drive + path). For example:\...\My Documents\Visual Studio <Version>\<ProjectName>\bin\debug

Project Directory

$(ProjDir)

The directory of the current project (drive + path).

Project file name

$(ProjFileName)

The file name of the current project (drive + path + file name).

Solution Directory

$(SolutionDir)

The directory of the current solution (drive + path).

Solution file name

$(SolutionFileName)

The file name of the current solution (drive + path + file name).

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