VCPlatform.MatchName Method

Matches a specified name to the name of a collection item.

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

bool MatchName(
	string NameToMatch,
	bool FullOnly


Type: String

Required. The name to match.

Type: Boolean

Required. true if you want MatchName to match the full name of the string. false if you want to allow a match on the short name of the string.

Setting MatchName to true is useful for projects, folders, and files, and requires an absolute path to match. A folder's absolute path is the concatenation of the folder names above it, with its own name. A top-level folder's full name is the same as its name. If a folder named Source Files contains a subfolder named MyProject, the MyProject folder full name would be Source Files\MyProject.

Return Value

Type: Boolean
true if the name was matched; false otherwise.

MatchName is a method that operates on a collection item. If you are iterating over the members of a collection, you can use the MatchName method to determine whether the current item is the one in which you are interested.

You can also use MatchName to match debug configurations, regardless of the platform (which is part of the full name Debug\Win32).

You cannot use MatchName for indexing into a collection. Indexing implies using the [] operator or its equivalent .Item() method, and MatchName does not affect either process.

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 VCPlatform MatchName method 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
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        p = prj.Platforms(1)

        If p.MatchName("Win32", True) Then
            p.ExecutableDirectories = "T"
        End If

    End Sub
End Module