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VCConfiguration.OutputDirectory Property

Gets or sets the directory in which to place output. The default directory is the project directory.

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

'Declaration
Property OutputDirectory As String
'Usage
Dim instance As VCConfiguration 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.OutputDirectory

instance.OutputDirectory = value

Property Value

Type: System.String
The directory in which to place output.

Wizards will set this property. Do not use the project directory for the project outputs.

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 OutputDirectory 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
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        cfgs = prj.Configurations
        cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
        cfg.OutputDirectory = "\test"
    End Sub
End Module

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