MSBuild is the build system for Microsoft and Visual Studio. The topics in this section contain MSBuild reference information.
Describes all the XML elements that make up the MSBuild file format.
Describes some of the typical tasks that are included with MSBuild.
Describes the conditions available in MSBuild files.
Describes how to use the Choose, While, and Otherwise elements.
Describes the MSBuild reserved properties.
Describes the various project properties that are either common to all project types or often-used by a particular project type.
Describes the various project items that are either common to all project types or often-used by a particular project type.
Describes the arguments and switches available for use with MSBuild.exe.
Describes the .Targets files that is included with MSBuild.
Lists the metadata that is created together with every item.
Explains the .rsp files that contain command-line switches.
Provides links to MSBuild Web sites and newsgroups.
Contains an MSBuild targets and task reference for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
Gives a list of properties that can overridden when you perform command-line builds.
Gives a list of special characters that, in some circumstances, must be "escaped" to be interpreted correctly. An escape sequence is a series of characters that signifies that what follows is an alternative interpretation.
Gives an overview of MSBuild features and processes.
Introduces information about MSBuild and how to use it to build projects.
Contains reference information related to the .NET Framework.