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VCLinkerTool.StripPrivateSymbols Property 

Do not put private symbols in the specified, generated .pdb file.

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

Property StripPrivateSymbols As String
Dim instance As VCLinkerTool
Dim value As String

value = instance.StripPrivateSymbols

instance.StripPrivateSymbols = value
/** @property */
String get_StripPrivateSymbols ()

/** @property */
void set_StripPrivateSymbols (/** @attribute InAttribute() */ String StrippedPDB)

function get StripPrivateSymbols () : String

function set StripPrivateSymbols (StrippedPDB : String)

Property Value

A string representing the name of the .pdb file.

StripPrivateSymbols exposes the functionality of the /PDBSTRIPPED linker option.

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

The following example modifies the StripPrivateSymbols 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.StripPrivateSymbols = "$(OutDir)/my.pdb"
  End Sub
End Module
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