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VCLinkerTool.ProgramDatabaseFile Property 

Enables generation of a program database .pdb file.

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

string ProgramDatabaseFile { get; set; }
/** @property */
String get_ProgramDatabaseFile ()

/** @property */
void set_ProgramDatabaseFile (/** @attribute InAttribute() */ String File)

function get ProgramDatabaseFile () : String

function set ProgramDatabaseFile (File : String)

Property Value

A string representing the name of the .pdb file.

ProgramDatabaseFile exposes the functionality of the /PDB linker option.

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

The following example modifies the ProgramDatabaseFile 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.GenerateDebugInformation = True
        tool.ProgramDatabaseFile = "$(OutDir)/my.pdb"
    End Sub
End Module
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