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VCLinkerTool.SetChecksum Property

Gets or sets a value enabling the setting of the checksum in the header of an .exe file.

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

function get SetChecksum () : boolean 
function set SetChecksum (value : boolean)

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the setting of the checksum in the header of an .exe is enabled; otherwise, false.

SetChecksum exposes the functionality of the /RELEASE (Set the Checksum) linker option.

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 SetChecksum 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.SetChecksum = True
  End Sub
End Module

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