ProjectItems.AddFromDirectory Method

Adds one or more ProjectItem objects from a directory to the ProjectItems collection.

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


Function AddFromDirectory ( _
    Directory As String _
) As ProjectItem
ProjectItem AddFromDirectory(
    string Directory
ProjectItem^ AddFromDirectory(
    [InAttribute] String^ Directory
abstract AddFromDirectory : 
        Directory:string -> ProjectItem
function AddFromDirectory(
    Directory : String
) : ProjectItem


  • Directory
    Type: System.String

    Required. The directory from which to add the project item.

Return Value

Type: EnvDTE.ProjectItem
A ProjectItem object.


AddFromDirectory steps through a given directory and its subdirectories, automatically adding all of its items to the project, saving you from having to do multiple add item operations.


This example works only in Visual Studio .NET 2003. For more information, see Migrating Code that Creates Projects by Using Templates.

Sub AddFromDirectoryExample()
   ' This function creates a solution and adds a Visual Basic Console
   ' project to it. 
   Dim soln As Solution
   Dim proj As Project
   Dim projitems As ProjectItems

   ' Create a reference to the solution.
   soln = DTE.Solution

   ' Create a new solution.
   soln.Create("c:\temp2", "MyNewSolution")

   ' Create a new Visual Basic Console application project.
   ' Adjust the save path as needed.
   proj = soln.AddFromTemplate("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Vb7\VBWizards\ConsoleApplication\Templates\1033\ConsoleApplication.vbproj", "c:\temp2", "My New Project", True)
   projitems = proj.ProjectItems

   ' Add all of the items in the specified directory (and subdirectories) 
   ' to the project.
   projitems.AddFromDirectory("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Vb7\VBWizards\ConsoleApplication\Templates\1033")
End Sub

.NET Framework Security

See Also


ProjectItems Interface

EnvDTE Namespace

Other Resources

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