Reference3.AutoReferenced Property


Gets whether the reference is automatically referenced by the compiler.

 property bool AutoReferenced { bool get(); };
 property bool AutoReferenced { bool get(); };
public bool AutoReferenced { [System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(125)] get; }
[<get: System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(125)>]
member this.AutoReferenced : bool
Public ReadOnly Property AutoReferenced As Boolean

Property Value


A boolean value indicating whether the reference is auto-referenced.



This example iterates through references in an open Visual Basic or Visual C# project. It then determines whether they are auto reference or not. To run this example as an add-in, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples.

Imports VSLangProj  
Imports VSLangProj2  
Imports VSLangProj80  
Public Sub OnConnection(ByVal application As Object,_  
 ByVal connectMode As ext_ConnectMode, ByVal addInInst As Object, _  
 ByRef custom As Array) Implements IDTExtensibility2.OnConnection  
    applicationObject = CType(application, DTE2)  
    addInInstance = CType(addInInst, AddIn)  
End Sub  
Public Sub DisplayAutoReferenced(ByVal dte As DTE2)  
    ' The first project is a Visual Basic or C# project.  
   Dim vsProject As VSProject2 = CType(applicationObject.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object, VSProject2)  
    Dim aRef As Reference3  
    Dim refStr As String  
    refStr = ""  
    For Each aRef In VSProject.References  
        refStr += (aRef.Name & " has an AutoReferenced value of: " _  
        & aRef.AutoReferenced.ToString() & vbCr & vbCr)  
End Sub  
using System.Windows.Forms;  
using VSLangProj;  
using VSLangProj2;  
using VSLangProj80;  
public void OnConnection(object application,   
ext_ConnectMode connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom)  
    applicationObject = (DTE2)application;  
    addInInstance = (AddIn)addInInst;  
public void DisplayAutoReferenced(DTE2 dte)  
    // The first project is a Visual Basic or C# project.  
    VSProject2 aProject =  
    Reference3 aRef = null;  
    string refStr = null;  
    refStr = "";  
    foreach (VSLangProj80.Reference3 temp in aProject.References)  
        aRef = temp;  
        refStr += (aRef.Name + " has an AutoReferenced value of : "   
+ aRef.AutoReferenced.ToString() + "\n" + "\n");  


Some references are automatically used by the compiler. For example, Visual Basic projects automatically reference MSCORLIB.dll and Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll.

Applies to