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VCLinkerTool.ModuleDefinitionFile Property 

Gets or sets the specified module definition file during executable creation.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine (in microsoft.visualstudio.vcprojectengine.dll)

'Declaration
Property ModuleDefinitionFile As String
'Usage
Dim instance As VCLinkerTool
Dim value As String

value = instance.ModuleDefinitionFile

instance.ModuleDefinitionFile = value
/** @property */
String get_ModuleDefinitionFile ()

/** @property */
void set_ModuleDefinitionFile (/** @attribute InAttribute() */ String DefFile)

function get ModuleDefinitionFile () : String

function set ModuleDefinitionFile (DefFile : String)

Property Value

A string representing the name of the module definition file.

ModuleDefinitionFile exposes the functionality of the linker's /DEF option and the librarian's /DEF option.

See Samples for Project Model Extensibility for information about how to compile and run this example.

The following example modifies the linker's ModuleDefinitionFile property in the integrated development environment (IDE):

' 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 VCLinkerTool
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        cfgs = prj.Configurations
        cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
        tool = cfg.Tools("VCLinkerTool")
        tool.ModuleDefinitionFile = "$(SolutionDir)\some.def"
    End Sub
End Module
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