Specifies the location of Mscorlib.dll and Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll.
This option tells the Visual Basic compiler to load the Mscorlib.dll and Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll files from a non-default location. The /sdkpath option was designed to be used with /netcf. The .NET Compact Framework uses different versions of these support libraries to avoid the use of types and language features not found on the devices.
The /sdkpath option is not available from within the Visual Studio development environment; it is available only when compiling from the command line. The /sdkpath option is set when a Visual Basic device project is loaded.
You can specify that the compiler should compile without a reference to the Visual Basic Runtime Library by using the /vbruntime compiler option. For more information, see /vbruntime.
The following code compiles Myfile.vb with the .NET Compact Framework, using the versions of Mscorlib.dll and Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll found in the default installation directory of the .NET Compact Framework on the C drive. Typically, you would use the most recent version of the .NET Compact Framework.
vbc /netcf /sdkpath:"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\CompactFrameworkSDK\v1.0.5000\Windows CE " myfile.vb