SolutionBuild.StartupProjects Property


Gets or sets the names of projects that are entry points for the application.

Namespace:   EnvDTE
Assembly:  EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)

object StartupProjects { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object

An object containing the names of projects that are the entry points for the application.

StartupProjects contains a list of project name strings that "start" when the Run command is issued. Each project and language defines what starting means as well as what occurs when a project is started. For example, a Visual C++ project starts by executing the main() function, and Visual Basic executes Sub Main() or a startup form. Other projects and languages use a project property for a class or function name, while others use an interface that must be implemented, and so on.

public void CodeExample(DTE2 dte)
        SolutionBuild sb = dte.Solution.SolutionBuild;
        SolutionConfiguration sc = sb.ActiveConfiguration;
        vsBuildState vsBS;
        string msg = "Return relative path to startup projects: ";
        foreach (String s in (Array)sb.StartupProjects)
            msg += "\n   " + s;
        msg += "\nSolutionConfiguration: " + sc.Name;
        vsBS = sb.BuildState;
        if (vsBS == vsBuildState.vsBuildStateDone)
            msg += "\nA build has occurred.";
        else if (vsBS == vsBuildState.vsBuildStateInProgress)
            msg += "\nA build is in progress.";
        else msg += "\nA build has not occurred.";

    catch(Exception ex)
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