BuildItemGroup BuildItemGroup BuildItemGroup BuildItemGroup Class

Definition

Represents a collection of BuildItem objects.

public ref class BuildItemGroup : System::Collections::IEnumerable
public class BuildItemGroup : System.Collections.IEnumerable
type BuildItemGroup = class
    interface IEnumerable
Public Class BuildItemGroup
Implements IEnumerable
Inheritance
BuildItemGroupBuildItemGroupBuildItemGroupBuildItemGroup
Implements

Examples

The following example creates a Project object and uses the LoadXml method to add content to the project. The BuildItem, BuildItemGroup, and BuildItemGroupCollection classes are used to add, remove, and change items in the project.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

using Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine;

namespace AddNewItem
{
    class Program
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// This code demonstrates the use of the following methods:
        ///     Engine constructor
        ///     Project constructor
        ///     Project.LoadFromXml
        ///     Project.Xml
        ///     BuildItemGroupCollection.GetEnumerator
        ///     BuildItemGroup.GetEnumerator
        ///     BuildItem.Name (get)
        ///     BuildItem.Include (set)
        ///     BuildItem.GetMetadata
        ///     BuildItem.SetMetadata
        ///     BuildItemGroup.RemoveItem
        ///     BuildItemGroup.AddNewItem
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="args"></param>
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Create a new Engine object.
            Engine engine = new Engine(Environment.CurrentDirectory);

            // Create a new Project object.
            Project project = new Project(engine);

            // Load the project with the following XML, which contains
            // two ItemGroups.
            project.LoadXml(@"
                <Project xmlns='http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003'>

                    <ItemGroup>
                        <Compile Include='Program.cs'/>
                        <Compile Include='Class1.cs'/>
                        <RemoveThisItemPlease Include='readme.txt'/>
                    </ItemGroup>

                    <ItemGroup>
                        <EmbeddedResource Include='Strings.resx'>
                            <LogicalName>Strings.resources</LogicalName>
                            <Culture>fr-fr</Culture>
                        </EmbeddedResource>
                    </ItemGroup>

                </Project>
                ");

            // Iterate through each ItemGroup in the Project.  There are two.
            foreach (BuildItemGroup ig in project.ItemGroups)
            {
                BuildItem itemToRemove = null;

                // Iterate through each Item in the ItemGroup.
                foreach (BuildItem item in ig)
                {
                    // If the item's name is "RemoveThisItemPlease", then
                    // store a reference to this item in a local variable,
                    // so we can remove it later.
                    if (item.Name == "RemoveThisItemPlease")
                    {
                        itemToRemove = item;
                    }

                    // If the item's name is "EmbeddedResource" and it has a metadata Culture
                    // set to "fr-fr", then ...
                    if ((item.Name == "EmbeddedResource") && (item.GetMetadata("Culture") == "fr-fr"))
                    {
                        // Change the item's Include path to "FrenchStrings.fr.resx", 
                        // and add a new metadata Visiable="false".
                        item.Include = @"FrenchStrings.fr.resx";
                        item.SetMetadata("Visible", "false");
                    }
                }

                // Remove the item named "RemoveThisItemPlease" from the
                // ItemGroup
                if (itemToRemove != null)
                {
                    ig.RemoveItem(itemToRemove);
                }

                // For each ItemGroup that we found, add to the end of it
                // a new item Content with Include="SplashScreen.bmp".
                ig.AddNewItem("Content", "SplashScreen.bmp");
            }

            // The project now looks like this:
            //
            //     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
            //     <Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">
            //         <Compile Include="Program.cs" />
            //         <Compile Include="Class1.cs" />
            //         <Content Include="SplashScreen.bmp" />
            //         <EmbeddedResource Include="FrenchStrings.fr.resx">
            //           <LogicalName>Strings.resources</LogicalName>
            //           <Culture>fr-fr</Culture>
            //           <Visible>false</Visible>
            //         <Content Include="SplashScreen.bmp" />
            //
            Console.WriteLine(project.Xml);
        }
    }
}
Module Module1

    ''' <summary>
    ''' This code demonstrates the use of the following methods:
    '''     Engine constructor
    '''     Project constructor
    '''     Project.LoadFromXml
    '''     Project.Xml
    '''     BuildItemGroupCollection.GetEnumerator
    '''     BuildItemGroup.GetEnumerator
    '''     BuildItem.Name (get)
    '''     BuildItem.Include (set)
    '''     BuildItem.GetMetadata
    '''     BuildItem.SetMetadata
    '''     BuildItemGroup.RemoveItem
    '''     BuildItemGroup.AddNewItem
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <remarks></remarks>
    Sub Main()

        ' Create a new Engine object.
        Dim engine As New Engine(Environment.CurrentDirectory)

        ' Create a new Project object.
        Dim project As New Project(engine)

        ' Load the project with the following XML, which contains
        ' two ItemGroups.
        project.LoadXml( _
            "<Project xmlns='http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003'>" & _
                "<ItemGroup>" & _
                    "<Compile Include='Program.cs'/>" & _
                    "<Compile Include='Class1.cs'/>" & _
                    "<RemoveThisItemPlease Include='readme.txt'/>" & _
                "</ItemGroup>" & _
                "<ItemGroup>" & _
                    "<EmbeddedResource Include='Strings.resx'>" & _
                        "<LogicalName>Strings.resources</LogicalName>" & _
                        "<Culture>fr-fr</Culture>" & _
                    "</EmbeddedResource>" & _
                "</ItemGroup>" & _
            "</Project>" _
            )

        ' Iterate through each ItemGroup in the Project.  There are two.
        For Each ig As BuildItemGroup In project.ItemGroups

            Dim itemToRemove As BuildItem
            itemToRemove = Nothing

            ' Iterate through each Item in the ItemGroup.
            For Each item As BuildItem In ig

                ' If the item's name is "RemoveThisItemPlease", then
                ' store a reference to this item in a local variable,
                ' so we can remove it later.
                If item.Name = "RemoveThisItemPlease" Then
                    itemToRemove = item
                End If

                ' If the item's name is "EmbeddedResource" and it has a metadata Culture
                ' set to "fr-fr", then ...
                If (item.Name = "EmbeddedResource") And (item.GetMetadata("Culture") = "fr-fr") Then
                    ' Change the item's Include path to "FrenchStrings.fr.resx", 
                    ' and add a new metadata Visiable="false".
                    item.Include = "FrenchStrings.fr.resx"
                    item.SetMetadata("Visible", "false")
                End If
            Next

            ' Remove the item named "RemoveThisItemPlease" from the
            ' ItemGroup
            If Not itemToRemove Is Nothing Then
                ig.RemoveItem(itemToRemove)
            End If

            ' For each ItemGroup that we found, add to the end of it
            ' a new item Content with Include="SplashScreen.bmp".
            ig.AddNewItem("Content", "SplashScreen.bmp")
        Next

        ' The project now looks like this:
        '
        '     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
        '     <Project xmlns="http:'schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">
        '         <Compile Include="Program.cs" />
        '         <Compile Include="Class1.cs" />
        '         <Content Include="SplashScreen.bmp" />
        '         <EmbeddedResource Include="FrenchStrings.fr.resx">
        '           <LogicalName>Strings.resources</LogicalName>
        '           <Culture>fr-fr</Culture>
        '           <Visible>false</Visible>
        '         <Content Include="SplashScreen.bmp" />
        '
        Console.WriteLine(project.Xml)

    End Sub

End Module

Remarks

A BuildItemGroup object can represent an element in the project, or a virtual collection of items, containing the items created after evaluating wildcards in the Include and Exclude attributes of an Item element.

Constructors

BuildItemGroup() BuildItemGroup() BuildItemGroup() BuildItemGroup()

Initializes a new instance of the BuildItemGroup class.

Properties

Condition Condition Condition Condition

Gets or sets the Condition attribute value of the item group.

Count Count Count Count

Gets a value indicating the number of BuildItem objects in the BuildItemGroup.

IsImported IsImported IsImported IsImported

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the item group was imported into the project.

Item[Int32] Item[Int32] Item[Int32] Item[Int32]

Gets or sets a BuildItem object in this BuildItemGroup.

Methods

AddNewItem(String, String) AddNewItem(String, String) AddNewItem(String, String) AddNewItem(String, String)

Adds a new BuildItem with the specified Name and Include property values to the BuildItemGroup.

AddNewItem(String, String, Boolean) AddNewItem(String, String, Boolean) AddNewItem(String, String, Boolean) AddNewItem(String, String, Boolean)

Adds a new BuildItem with the specified Name and Include property values to the BuildItemGroup, allowing you to specify whether the Include property value is treated as a literal.

Clear() Clear() Clear() Clear()

Removes the Condition property value and all BuildItem objects from the BuildItemGroup.

Clone(Boolean) Clone(Boolean) Clone(Boolean) Clone(Boolean)

Creates a deep or shallow copy of the BuildItemGroup.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

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

(Inherited from Object)
GetEnumerator() GetEnumerator() GetEnumerator() GetEnumerator()

Gets an enumerator that iterates through the BuildItemGroup.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
RemoveItem(BuildItem) RemoveItem(BuildItem) RemoveItem(BuildItem) RemoveItem(BuildItem)

Removes the specified BuildItem from the BuildItemGroup.

RemoveItemAt(Int32) RemoveItemAt(Int32) RemoveItemAt(Int32) RemoveItemAt(Int32)

Removes the BuildItem at the specified index from the BuildItemGroup.

ToArray() ToArray() ToArray() ToArray()

Copies the BuildItem objects in the BuildItemGroup to a new array.

ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Extension Methods

Cast<TResult>(IEnumerable) Cast<TResult>(IEnumerable) Cast<TResult>(IEnumerable) Cast<TResult>(IEnumerable)

Casts the elements of an IEnumerable to the specified type.

OfType<TResult>(IEnumerable) OfType<TResult>(IEnumerable) OfType<TResult>(IEnumerable) OfType<TResult>(IEnumerable)

Filters the elements of an IEnumerable based on a specified type.

AsParallel(IEnumerable) AsParallel(IEnumerable) AsParallel(IEnumerable) AsParallel(IEnumerable)

Enables parallelization of a query.

AsQueryable(IEnumerable) AsQueryable(IEnumerable) AsQueryable(IEnumerable) AsQueryable(IEnumerable)

Converts an IEnumerable to an IQueryable.

Applies to