VCFilter.CanAddFile Method (String)


Returns true if the specified file can be added to the current filter.

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

bool CanAddFile(
	string bstrFile


Type: System.String

Required. The new file to be added. The full path must be unique in the project and valid. If you pass a relative path here, it is assumed to be relative to the project directory.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the file can be added; otherwise, false.

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

The following example uses CanAddFile in the integrated development environment (IDE):

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

Public Module Module1
    Sub Test()
        Dim mycollection As IVCCollection
        Dim filter As VCFilter
        Dim prj As VCProject
        Dim ret As Boolean
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        mycollection = prj.Filters
        'mycollection.Count has count of files
        filter = mycollection.Item(1)
        ret = filter.CanAddFile("somefile.cpp")
    End Sub
End Module
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