ProjectInstance.ExpandString Method (String)


Evaluates the provided string by expanding items and properties, using the current items and properties available.

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

public string ExpandString(
	string unexpandedValue


Type: System.String

The string to be expanded.

Return Value

Type: System.String

Returns the expanded string value.

This is useful for some hosts, or for the debugger immediate window.

Does not expand bare metadata expressions.

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