VCPlatform.ReferenceDirectories Property

Gets or sets the path to use when searching for files added with the #using directive while building a Visual C++ project.

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

string ReferenceDirectories { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: String
The path to use when searching for files added with the #using directive. ReferenceDirectories corresponds to the environment variable, LIBPATH.

By default in Visual C++ 2010, this property does not inherit from parent or project defaults. To inherit defaults when you set an reference files path, append the project $(ReferencePath) 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 ReferenceDirectories 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.ReferenceDirectories
        p.ReferenceDirectories = x + ";something"
        MsgBox(p.ReferenceDirectories)
    End Sub
End Module

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