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ITaskItem.SetMetadata Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Adds or changes a custom metadata entry to the item.

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

void SetMetadata (
	string metadataName,
	string metadataValue
void SetMetadata (
	String metadataName, 
	String metadataValue
function SetMetadata (
	metadataName : String, 
	metadataValue : String



The name of the metadata entry.


The value of the metadata entry.

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0