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MSBuild book content online

Recently a chapter from my book Deploying .NET Applications: Learning MSBuild and ClickOnce has been posted. You can read the sample chapter MSBuild By Example. Here is the TOC for that chapter.

MSBuild: By Example

Introducing Well-Known Metadata

Formatting Your Output

Editing MSBuild Files with IntelliSense

Integrating MSBuild into Visual Studio

Introducing Custom Metadata

Understanding the Difference Between @ and %

Using Environment Variables in Your Project

Reusing MSBuild Project Elements

Dealing with MSBuild Errors

Summary

Thanks to the guys at Apress and C# Online for making this chapter available online for everyone to have a look at!

Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi 

 

 

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Tuesday, 18 July 2006

MSBuild content available on CodePlex

I've created a project on CodePlex to hold all of the MSBuild tasks/loggers and what not from my book and my MSDN article Inside MSBuild. The project home page is at Sedodream MSBuild CodePlex project. The idea is that I'll keep all of the MSBuild related material that I discuss here there as well. If you have content that you'd like to post there thats great too.
Here is the current list of what is available there:

Tasks Included

Name

Description

AddMetadata

Allows you to add metadata to an item

FindUnder

Finds and returns all directories (empty or not) under a specified path

GetDate

Returns a string representation of the date in a specified format

GetRegKey

Returns the value of a registry key

Move

Task to move a file (or set of files)

NUnitTask

Task to run NUnit test cases as a part of the build process

TempFile

Returns the path to a new temporary file

Loggers Included

Name

Description

EmailLogger

An MSBuild logger capable of emailing the resulting log

SimpleFileLogger

A simple MSBuild file based logger

XmlLogger

An MSBuild logger which creates an Xml file

Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi

msbuild | Visual Studio Tuesday, 18 July 2006 05:47:05 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |