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VCCLCompilerTool::CompileAs Property

Selects compile language option for .c and .cpp files. CompileAs exposes the functionality of the compiler's /Tc, /Tp, /TC, /TP (Specify Source File Type) options.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.dll)

property CompileAsOptions CompileAs {
	CompileAsOptions get ();
	void set (CompileAsOptions value);
}

See How to: Compile Example Code for Project Model Extensibility for information on how to compile and run this example.

The following example modifies the CompileAs property in the integrated development environment (IDE):

' add reference to Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.
Imports EnvDTE
Imports Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine

Public Module Module1
    Sub Test()
        Dim prj As VCProject
        Dim cfgs, tools As IVCCollection
        Dim cfg As VCConfiguration
        Dim tool As VCCLCompilerTool
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        cfgs = prj.Configurations
        cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
        tool = cfg.Tools("VCCLCompilerTool")
        tool.CompileAs = CompileAsOptions.compileAsC
    End Sub
End Module

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