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VCConfiguration.CharacterSet Property

Gets or sets a value that tells the compiler to use the specified character set.

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

charSet CharacterSet { get; set; }

Use the charSet enumeration to change the value of this property.

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 VCConfiguration object's CharacterSet 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 As IVCCollection
        Dim cfg As VCConfiguration
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        cfgs = prj.Configurations
        cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
        cfg.CharacterSet = charSet.charSetUnicode
    End Sub
End Module

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