VCProject.CanAddActiveXReference Method

Gets a value indicating whether to add the given ActiveX (COM) reference.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.dll)


Function CanAddActiveXReference ( _
    typeLibGuid As String, _
    majorVersion As Integer, _
    minorVersion As Integer, _
    localeID As Integer, _
    wrapper As String _
) As Boolean
bool CanAddActiveXReference(
    string typeLibGuid,
    int majorVersion,
    int minorVersion,
    int localeID,
    string wrapper
bool CanAddActiveXReference(
    [InAttribute] String^ typeLibGuid, 
    [InAttribute] int majorVersion, 
    [InAttribute] int minorVersion, 
    [InAttribute] int localeID, 
    [InAttribute] String^ wrapper
abstract CanAddActiveXReference : 
        typeLibGuid:string * 
        majorVersion:int * 
        minorVersion:int * 
        localeID:int * 
        wrapper:string -> bool
function CanAddActiveXReference(
    typeLibGuid : String, 
    majorVersion : int, 
    minorVersion : int, 
    localeID : int, 
    wrapper : String
) : boolean


  • typeLibGuid
    Type: System.String

    A string representing the type library GUID.

  • majorVersion
    Type: System.Int32

    An integer representing the major version number.

  • minorVersion
    Type: System.Int32

    An integer representing the minor version number.

  • localeID
    Type: System.Int32

    An integer representing the locale ID.

  • wrapper
    Type: System.String

    A string representing the wrapper name. Can be blank.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if it will add the given ActiveX reference, false if not.


See How to: Compile Example Code for Visual C++ Code Model Extensibility for information about how to compile and run this example.

CanAddActiveXReference adds an ActiveX type library reference to your project based on the parameters that you supply, if it is possible.

Imports EnvDTE
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine

Public Module Module1
    Sub Test()
        Dim prj As VCProject
        Dim tlguid, wrapper As String
        Dim majver, minver, lcid As Integer

        ' Add the following values:
        ' tlguid = The guid for the EnvDTE COM type library.
        ' wrapper = The wrapper name for EnvDTE, taken from .vcxproj file.
        ' majver, minver = The major and minor versions of DTE, 
        '                  taken from the .vcxproj file.
        ' lcid = The localization ID. 1033 is English. 
        '        Each language has its own LCID.
        tlguid = "{80CC9F66-E7D8-4DDD-85B6-D9E6CD0E93E2}"
        wrapper = "primary"
        majver = 7
        minver = 0
        lcid = 1033
        prj = DTE.Solution.Projects.Item(1).Object
        If prj.CanAddActiveXReference(tlguid, majver, minver, lcid, _
          wrapper) Then
            prj.AddActiveXReference(tlguid, majver, minver, lcid, wrapper)
            MsgBox("Cannot add the specified ActiveX typelib reference.")
        End If
    End Sub
End Module

.NET Framework Security

See Also


VCProject Interface

Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine Namespace