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VCMidlTool.DefaultCharType Property

Gets or sets the default MIDL char type.

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

midlCharOption DefaultCharType { get; set; }

DefaultCharType exposes the functionality of the /char MIDL option.

Use the midlCharOption enumeration to change the value of this property.

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 DefaultCharType property in the integrated development environment (IDE):

[Visual Basic]

' 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 VCMidlTool
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        cfgs = prj.Configurations
        cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
        tool = cfg.Tools("VCMIDLTool")
        tool.DefaultCharType = midlCharOption.midlCharSigned
    End Sub
End Module

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