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VCCLCompilerTool.EnablePREfast Property

Gets or sets whether Native Code Analysis is enabled.

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

Property EnablePREfast As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to enable code analysis (/analyze).

Additional options can be set using the AdditionalOptions property.


/analyze is only available in Enterprise (Team Developer) versions for x86 compilers.

The following example demonstrates how to use the EnablePREfast and AdditionalOptions properties to set the /analyze:WX- switch. (Both properties are required to do this.) Specifying /analyze:WX- means that code analysis warnings will not be treated as errors when compiling with /WX. For more information, see /analyze (Code Analysis).

To run this example, enter and run this example as outlined in How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples. Then, in the new instance of Visual Studio, load a Visual C++ project and use the Add-in Manager to activate the add-in.

' Add reference to Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.
Imports System
Imports EnvDTE
Imports EnvDTE80
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine
Imports System.Text

Sub EnablePREfastExample(ByVal dte As DTE2)
    Dim prj As VCProject
    Dim cfgs, tools As IVCCollection
    Dim cfg As VCConfiguration
    Dim tool As VCCLCompilerTool
    Dim sb As New StringBuilder

    prj = CType(dte.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object, _
    cfgs = CType(prj.Configurations, _
    cfg = CType(cfgs.Item(1), _
    tool = CType(cfg.Tools("VCCLCompilerTool"), _

    sb.Length = 0
    sb.Append("Current project PREfast setting: " _
      & tool.EnablePREfast & Environment.NewLine)
    sb.Append("Flag: " & tool.AdditionalOptions)

    ' Toggle PREfast setting.
    If Not (tool.EnablePREfast = True) Then
        ' PREfast is not enabled. Turn it and the WX- flag on.
        tool.EnablePREfast = True
        tool.AdditionalOptions = "/analyze:WX-"
        ' Toggle the opposite.
        tool.EnablePREfast = False
        tool.AdditionalOptions = "/analyze:WX"
    End If
    sb.Length = 0
    sb.Append("New project PREfast setting: " _
      & tool.EnablePREfast & Environment.NewLine)
    sb.Append("Flag: " & tool.AdditionalOptions)
End Sub

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