New in version 3.12.

By setting this target property, the target is configured to build with C++/CLI support.

The Visual Studio generator defines the clr parameter depending on the value of COMMON_LANGUAGE_RUNTIME:

  • property not set: native C++ (i.e. default)

  • property set but empty: mixed unmanaged/managed C++

  • property set to any non empty value: managed C++

Supported values: "", "pure", "safe"

This property is only evaluated Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010 and above.

To be able to build managed C++ targets with VS 2017 and above the component C++/CLI support must be installed, which may not be done by default.