GeneratePreprocessedFile Property
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VCCLCompilerTool.GeneratePreprocessedFile Property

Gets or set the preprocessing option for this configuration. GeneratePreprocessedFile exposes the functionality of the compiler's /EP (Preprocess to stdout Without #line Directives) and /P (Preprocess to a File) options.

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

'Declaration
Property GeneratePreprocessedFile As preprocessOption
	Get
	Set

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

The following example modifies the GeneratePreprocessedFile 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.GeneratePreprocessedFile = preprocessOption.preprocessYes
    End Sub
End Module

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