ITaskItem.CopyMetadataTo Method (ITaskItem)


Copies the custom metadata entries to another item.

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

void CopyMetadataTo(
	ITaskItem destinationItem


Type: Microsoft.Build.Framework.ITaskItem

The item to copy the metadata entries to.

Follow the guidelines below when implementing this method.

  • Do not overwrite the ItemSpec property.

  • Do not overwrite existing metadata entries.

  • Do not copy metadata entries that do not make sense on the destination item.

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