Reference3.SpecificVersion Property

Definition

Gets or sets whether only a specific version of the reference is used.

public:
 property bool SpecificVersion { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public:
 property bool SpecificVersion { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(120)]
public bool SpecificVersion { [System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(120)] get; [System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(120)] set; }
[<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(120)>]
[<get: System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(120)>]
[<set: System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(120)>]
member this.SpecificVersion : bool with get, set
Public Property SpecificVersion As Boolean

Property Value

Boolean

A boolean value indicating whether only a certain version of the reference is used.

Attributes

Examples

This example displays the SpecificVersion value for each reference in an open Visual Basic or Visual C# project. 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)  
    DisplaySpecificVersionValue(applicationObject)  
End Sub  
Public Sub DisplaySpecificVersionValue(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 a specific version value of: " _  
        & aRef.SpecificVersion.ToString() & vbCr & vbCr)  
    Next  
    MsgBox(refStr)  
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;  
    DisplaySpecificVersionValue(((DTE2)applicationObject));  
}  
public void DisplaySpecificVersionValue(DTE2 dte)  
{  
    // The first project is a Visual Basic or C# project.  
    VSProject2 aProject =   
((VSProject2)(applicationObject.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object));  
    Reference3 aRef = null;  
    string refStr = null;  
    refStr = "";  
    foreach (VSLangProj80.Reference3 temp in aProject.References)  
    {  
        aRef = temp;   
        refStr += (aRef.Name + " has a specific version value of: "   
+aRef.SpecificVersion.ToString() + "\n" + "\n");  
    }  
    MessageBox.Show(refStr);  
}  

Remarks

This property allows you to target a specific version of a reference to an assembly for a project.

When used with a Reference item type, the Name property needs to be the full fusion name of the assembly to be resolved. The assembly is only resolved if fusion exactly matches the Name property.

When a project targets a .NET Framework version and references an assembly compiled for a higher .NET Framework version, the reference resolves only if it has SpecificVersion set to true.

When a project targets a profile and references an assembly that is not in the profile, the reference resolves only if it has SpecificVersion set to true.

Applies to