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ExecutableDirectories Property

VCPlatform.ExecutableDirectories Property

Gets or sets a path to use when searching for executable files while building a Visual C++ project.

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

string ExecutableDirectories { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A path to use when searching for executable files while building a Visual C++ project. ExecutableDirectories corresponds to the environment variable, PATH.

By default in Visual C++ 2010, this property does not inherit from parent or project defaults. To inherit defaults when you set an executable files path, append the project $(ExecutablePath) macro to the path. For an example of inheriting project defaults for a property similar to this one, see the remarks and example for ExcludeDirectories.

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 ExecutableDirectories 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 p As VCPlatform
        Dim x As String
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        p = prj.Platforms(1)
        x = p.ExecutableDirectories
        p.ExecutableDirectories = x + ";something"
        MsgBox(p.ExecutableDirectories)
    End Sub
End Module

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