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VCLinkerTool.MergedIDLBaseFileName Property

Specifies the base name of the .idl file that contains the contents of the merged IDLSYM sections.

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

string MergedIDLBaseFileName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string representing the base name of the .idl file.

MergedIDLBaseFileName exposes the functionality of the /IDLOUT (Name MIDL Output Files) linker option.

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 MergedIDLBaseFileName property in the integrated development environment (IDE):

[Visual Basic]

' 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 VCLinkerTool
    prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
    cfgs = prj.Configurations
    cfg = cfgs.Item(1)
    tool = cfg.Tools("VCLinkerTool")
    tool.MergedIDLBaseFileName = "c:\a.IDL"
  End Sub
End Module

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