Toolset Class

Definition

Aggregation of a toolset version (eg. "2.0"), tools path, and optional set of associated properties. Toolset is immutable.

public ref class Toolset
public class Toolset
type Toolset = class
Public Class Toolset
Inheritance
Toolset

Remarks

UNDONE: Review immutability. If this is not immutable, add a mechanism to notify the project collection/s owning it to increment their toolsetVersion.

Constructors

Toolset(String, String, IDictionary<String,String>, ProjectCollection, IDictionary<String,SubToolset>, String)

Constructor that also associates a set of properties with the tools version

Toolset(String, String, IDictionary<String,String>, ProjectCollection, String)

Constructor that also associates a set of properties with the tools version

Toolset(String, String, ProjectCollection, String)

Constructor taking only tools version and a matching tools path

Properties

DefaultSubToolsetVersion

Returns the default sub-toolset version for this sub-toolset. Heuristic used is:

  1. If Visual Studio 2010 is installed and our ToolsVersion is "4.0", use the base toolset, and return a sub-toolset version of "10.0", to be set as a publicly visible property so that e.g. targets can consume it. This is to handle the fact that Visual Studio 2010 did not have any concept of sub-toolsets.
  2. Otherwise, use the highest-versioned sub-toolset found. Sub-toolsets with numbered versions will be ordered numerically; any additional sub-toolsets will be prepended to the beginning of the list in the order found. We use the highest-versioned sub-toolset because, in the absence of any other information, we assume that higher-versioned tools will be more likely to be able to generate something more correct.

Will return null if there is no sub-toolset available (and Dev10 is not installed).

Properties

Properties associated with the toolset

SubToolsets

The set of sub-toolsets associated with this toolset.

ToolsPath

Path to this toolset's tasks and targets. Corresponds to $(MSBuildToolsPath) in a project or targets file.

ToolsVersion

Name of this toolset

Methods

Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GenerateSubToolsetVersion()

Generates the sub-toolset version to be used with this toolset. Sub-toolset version is based on:

  1. If "VisualStudioVersion" is set as a property on the toolset itself (global or environment), use that.
  2. Otherwise, use the default sub-toolset version for this toolset.

The sub-toolset version returned may be null; if so, that means that no sub-toolset should be used, just the base toolset on its own. The sub-toolset version returned may not map to an existing sub-toolset.

GenerateSubToolsetVersion(IDictionary<String,String>, Int32)

Generates the sub-toolset version to be used with this toolset. Sub-toolset version is based on:

  1. If the "VisualStudioVersion" global property exists in the set of properties passed to us, use it.
  2. Otherwise, if "VisualStudioVersion" is set as a property on the toolset itself (global or environment), use that.
  3. Otherwise, use Visual Studio version from solution file if it maps to an existing sub-toolset.
  4. Otherwise, use the default sub-toolset version for this toolset.

The sub-toolset version returned may be null; if so, that means that no sub-toolset should be used, just the base toolset on its own. The sub-toolset version returned may not map to an existing sub-toolset.

The global properties dictionary may be null.

GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetProperty(String, String)

Given a property name and a sub-toolset version, searches for that property first in the sub-toolset, then falls back to the base toolset if necessary, and returns the property if it was found.

GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to