VCFile.MatchName(String, Boolean) Method


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

public bool MatchName (string NameToMatch, bool FullOnly);

Required. The name to match.


Required. true if you want MatchName(String, Boolean) 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(String, Boolean) 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 would be the same as its name. If a folder named Source Files contained a subfolder named MyProject, the MyProject folder full name would be Source Files\MyProject.


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.

Applies to