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ITextTemplatingEngineHost.ResolveParameterValue Method

Resolves the value of a parameter for a directive processor if the parameter is not specified in the template text.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextTemplating
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextTemplating.Interfaces.10.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextTemplating.Interfaces.10.0.dll)

string ResolveParameterValue(
	string directiveId,
	string processorName,
	string parameterName


Type: String

The ID of the directive call to which the parameter belongs. This ID disambiguates repeated calls to the same directive from the same text template.

Type: String

The name of the directive processor to which the directive belongs.

Type: String

The name of the parameter to be resolved.

Return Value

Type: String
A String that represents the resolved parameter value.

This method can be called by a directive processor or from the code of a text template to get values from the text template host. Typically the directive processor will call the method to get a default value for a parameter of the directive.

For example, in the host that executes in the command-line utility TextTransform.exe, this method retrieves values from the –a command line option. For more information, see Generating Files with the TextTransform Utility.

The following code example shows a possible implementation for a custom host. This code example is part of a larger example. For the complete example, see Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Text Template Host.

public string ResolveParameterValue(string directiveId, string processorName, string parameterName)
    if (directiveId == null)
        throw new ArgumentNullException("the directiveId cannot be null");
    if (processorName == null)
        throw new ArgumentNullException("the processorName cannot be null");
    if (parameterName == null)
        throw new ArgumentNullException("the parameterName cannot be null");

    //code to provide "hard-coded" parameter values goes here
    //this code depends on the directive processors this host will interact with

    //if we cannot do better - return the empty string
    return String.Empty;

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