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CompilerParameters.ReferencedAssemblies Property

Gets the assemblies referenced by the current project.

Namespace:  System.CodeDom.Compiler
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public StringCollection ReferencedAssemblies { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
A collection that contains the assembly names that are referenced by the source to compile.

The string collection should consist of, or include, the assemblies referenced by the current project. Add assembly file names to the returned StringCollection to import the assembly manifest and reference the assembly type information in the current project.

The following example illustrates using CompilerParameters to specify various compiler settings and options. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the CompilerParameters class.

public static bool CompileCode(CodeDomProvider provider, 
    String sourceFile, 
    String exeFile)
{

    CompilerParameters cp = new CompilerParameters();

    // Generate an executable instead of  
    // a class library.
    cp.GenerateExecutable = true;

    // Set the assembly file name to generate.
    cp.OutputAssembly = exeFile;

    // Generate debug information.
    cp.IncludeDebugInformation = true;

    // Add an assembly reference.
    cp.ReferencedAssemblies.Add( "System.dll" );

    // Save the assembly as a physical file.
    cp.GenerateInMemory = false;

    // Set the level at which the compiler  
    // should start displaying warnings.
    cp.WarningLevel = 3;

    // Set whether to treat all warnings as errors.
    cp.TreatWarningsAsErrors = false;

    // Set compiler argument to optimize output.
    cp.CompilerOptions = "/optimize";

    // Set a temporary files collection. 
    // The TempFileCollection stores the temporary files 
    // generated during a build in the current directory, 
    // and does not delete them after compilation.
    cp.TempFiles = new TempFileCollection(".", true);

    if (provider.Supports(GeneratorSupport.EntryPointMethod))
    {
        // Specify the class that contains  
        // the main method of the executable.
        cp.MainClass = "Samples.Class1";
    }

    if (Directory.Exists("Resources"))
    {
        if (provider.Supports(GeneratorSupport.Resources))
        {
            // Set the embedded resource file of the assembly. 
            // This is useful for culture-neutral resources, 
            // or default (fallback) resources.
            cp.EmbeddedResources.Add("Resources\\Default.resources");

            // Set the linked resource reference files of the assembly. 
            // These resources are included in separate assembly files, 
            // typically localized for a specific language and culture.
            cp.LinkedResources.Add("Resources\\nb-no.resources");
        }
    }

    // Invoke compilation.
    CompilerResults cr = provider.CompileAssemblyFromFile(cp, sourceFile);

    if(cr.Errors.Count > 0)
    {
        // Display compilation errors.
        Console.WriteLine("Errors building {0} into {1}",  
            sourceFile, cr.PathToAssembly);
        foreach(CompilerError ce in cr.Errors)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("  {0}", ce.ToString());
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
    else
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Source {0} built into {1} successfully.",
            sourceFile, cr.PathToAssembly);
        Console.WriteLine("{0} temporary files created during the compilation.",
            cp.TempFiles.Count.ToString());

    }

    // Return the results of compilation. 
    if (cr.Errors.Count > 0)
    {
        return false;
    }
    else 
    {
        return true;
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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