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IVCCollection Interface

An IVCCollection object contains the functionality that can be exercised on a collections object.

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

[GuidAttribute("BA03D89E-872B-4E4F-A186-61BA51119AC0")]
public interface IVCCollection : IEnumerable

The IVCCollection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCountGets a value indicating the number of objects in the collection.
Public propertyVCProjectEngineGets an object pointer to the project engine.
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  NameDescription
Public methodGetEnumeratorReturns an enumerator for items in the collection.
Public methodItemSelects an item in the collection.
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For example, the Files property of a VCFilter object is a collection of the files in a folder.

The following example demonstrates how to use the EnablePREfast and AdditionalOptions properties to set the /analyze:WX- switch. (Both properties are required to do this.) Specifying /analyze:WX- means that code analysis warnings will not be treated as errors when compiling with /WX. For more information, see /analyze (Code Analysis).

To run this example, enter and run this example as outlined in How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples. Then, in the new instance of Visual Studio, load a Visual C++ project and use the Add-in Manager to activate the add-in.

// Add references to Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine and 
// System.Windows.Forms.
using System;
using Extensibility;
using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public void EnablePREfastExample(DTE2 dte)
{
    try
    {
        VCProject prj;
        IVCCollection cfgs, tools;
        VCConfiguration cfg;
        VCCLCompilerTool tool;
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();

        prj = (Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCProject)
          dte.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object;
        cfgs = 
          (Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.IVCCollection)
          prj.Configurations;
        cfg = 
          (Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCConfiguration)
           cfgs.Item(1);
        tools = 
          (Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.IVCCollection)
          cfg.Tools;
        tool = 
          (Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCCLCompilerTool)
          tools.Item("VCCLCompilerTool");
                                
        sb.Length = 0;
        sb.Append("Current project PREfast setting: " +
          tool.EnablePREfast + Environment.NewLine);
        sb.Append("Flag: " + tool.AdditionalOptions);
        MessageBox.Show(sb.ToString());

        // Toggle PREfast setting.
        if (!(tool.EnablePREfast == true))
        {
            // PREfast is not enabled. Turn it and the WX- flag on.
            tool.EnablePREfast = true;
            tool.AdditionalOptions = "/analyze:WX-";
        }
        else
        {
            // Toggle the opposite.
            tool.EnablePREfast = false;
            tool.AdditionalOptions = "/analyze:WX";
        }
        sb.Length = 0;
        sb.Append("New project PREfast setting: " +
          tool.EnablePREfast + Environment.NewLine);
        sb.Append("Flag: " + tool.AdditionalOptions);
        MessageBox.Show(sb.ToString());
    }
    catch (System.Exception errmsg)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR! " + errmsg.Message);
    }
}
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