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ProjectMetadata Class

Represents evaluated design-time metadata.


Namespace:  Microsoft.Build.Evaluation
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build (in Microsoft.Build.dll)

public class ProjectMetadata : IEquatable<ProjectMetadata>

The ProjectMetadata type exposes the following members.

Public propertyEvaluatedValueGets the evaluated metadata value.
Public propertyIsImportedDetermines if the metadata originated from an imported file.
Public propertyItemTypeGets the item type of the containing item definition or item.
Public propertyNameGets the name of the metadata.
Public propertyPredecessorGets the last metadata (from an item definition or item) that was overridden by this metadata during evaluation.
Public propertyProjectGets the project that contains this metadata.
Public propertyUnevaluatedValueGets or sets the unevaluated metadata value.
Public propertyXmlGets the associated project metadata element.

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.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIEquatable<ProjectMetadata>.EqualsCompares this project metadata with the given project metadata for equality.

Never used to represent built-in metadata, like %(Filename). The metadata is always associated with project source code.

The metadata is contained by either by a ProjectItemDefinition or a ProjectItem.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

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.