SolutionConfiguration2 Interface

Represents information about a particular way to build the solution.

Namespace:  EnvDTE80
Assembly:  EnvDTE80 (in EnvDTE80.dll)


<GuidAttribute("1099AAA6-4169-430D-9F57-0B4C76624B3B")> _
Public Interface SolutionConfiguration2 _
    Inherits SolutionConfiguration
public interface SolutionConfiguration2 : SolutionConfiguration
public interface class SolutionConfiguration2 : SolutionConfiguration
type SolutionConfiguration2 =  
        interface SolutionConfiguration
public interface SolutionConfiguration2 extends SolutionConfiguration

The SolutionConfiguration2 type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public property Collection Gets the SolutionConfigurations collection containing the SolutionConfiguration object supporting this property.
Public property DTE Gets the top-level extensibility object.
Public property Name Gets the name of the object.
Public property PlatformName Gets the target platform CPU for configuration.
Public property SolutionContexts Gets a collection of SolutionContext objects.



  Name Description
Public method Activate Moves the focus to the current item.
Public method Delete Removes the SolutionConfiguration object from the collection.



For each project SolutionConfiguration also represents which project configuration and platform provide context for the build operation and design-time features in the environment, such as statement completion in the editor.


This example displays each solution configuration item's name and sets the first item's configuration name to "release". Open a project in the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) before running this add-in.

For more information about how to run this example as an add-in, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples.

Imports EnvDTE
Imports EnvDTE80
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
Sub SolutionConfigurationExample(ByVal dte As DTE2)
        Dim builder As SolutionBuild = _
        Dim config As SolutionConfiguration2
        config = CType(builder.ActiveConfiguration _
        , SolutionConfiguration2)
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim aStr As String
        aStr = ""
        For i = 1 To config.SolutionContexts.Count
        aStr = aStr & "The configuration item number " & i.ToString() _
            & "'s name is: " & config.SolutionContexts. _
            Item(i).ConfigurationName.ToString() & vbCr
        MsgBox("The configuration names per item are:" & vbCr & aStr)
        MsgBox("Change the configuration of item 1 to 'Release'...")
        config.SolutionContexts.Item(1).ConfigurationName = "Release"
        MsgBox("The solution configuration name for  _
        configuration item 1 is now: " &  _
    Catch ex As System.Exception
    End Try

End Sub
using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using System.Windows.Forms;
public void OnConnection(object application, 
ext_ConnectMode connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom)
    _applicationObject = (DTE2)application;
    _addInInstance = (AddIn)addInInst;
public void SolutionConfigurationExample(DTE2 dte)
        SolutionBuild builder =
        SolutionConfiguration2 config;
        config = (SolutionConfiguration2)builder.ActiveConfiguration;
        int i;
        String aStr = null;
        for (i = 1; i <= config.SolutionContexts.Count;i++ )
        aStr = aStr + "The configuration item number " + i.ToString() 
+ "'s name is: " +
 config.SolutionContexts.Item(i).ConfigurationName.ToString() + "\n";
        MessageBox.Show("The configuration names per item are:" + "\n"
 + aStr);
        MessageBox.Show("Change the configuration of item 
1 to 'Release'...");
        config.SolutionContexts.Item(1).ConfigurationName = "Release";
        MessageBox.Show("The solution configuration name 
for configuration item 1 is now: " + 
    catch(SystemException ex)

See Also


EnvDTE80 Namespace