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Passing Arguments to External Tools

Visual Studio .NET 2003

You can specify that certain information be passed to a command when it is launched, such as command line switches for console applications.

To pass variables to the tool

  1. In the Arguments box, enter the arguments you wish to pass to the tool, or choose the arrow button to select a pre-defined argument.
    Note   For more information about argument syntax, see Arguments for External Tools.
  2. Select Prompt for arguments if you would like the option of editing the arguments at the time the command is launched.

You can also specify the working directory for the tool or command.

To specify a working directory for the tool

  • In the Initial directory box, enter the working directory for the tool, or choose the arrow button to select a pre-defined directory location.

Check Prompt for arguments if you would like to option of specifying additional arguments at the time the command is launched.

See Also

Launching Tools from Visual Studio | External Tools Dialog Box | Arguments for External Tools

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