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Toolset Class

Represents a Toolset in MSBuild. For more information about Toolsets, see Standard and Custom Toolset Configurations.


Namespace:  Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build.Engine (in Microsoft.Build.Engine.dll)

public class Toolset

The Toolset type exposes the following members.

Public methodToolset(String, String)Creates a Toolset object.
Public methodToolset(String, String, BuildPropertyGroup)Creates a Toolset object.

Public propertyBuildPropertiesGets the BuildPropertyGroup that is used to set Toolset-specific custom properties.
Public propertyToolsPathGets the path to the specified Toolset.
Public propertyToolsVersionGets the version of the specified Toolset.

Public methodCloneCreates a copy of the specified Toolset.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

A Toolset object has a corresponding ToolsVersion value that represents the value of the ToolsVersion attribute on the Project Element (MSBuild) as well as a ToolsPath value that indicates where the Toolset is located.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.