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CPPClean Task

Deletes the temporary files that MSBuild creates when a Visual C++ project is built. The process of deleting build files is known as cleaning.

The following table describes the parameters of the CPPClean task.

Parameter

Description

DeletedFiles

Optional ITaskItem[] output parameter.

Defines an array of MSBuild output file items that can be consumed and emitted by tasks.

DoDelete

Optional Boolean parameter.

If true, clean temporary build files.

FilePatternsToDeleteOnClean

Required String parameter.

Specifies a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions of files to clean.

FilesExcludedFromClean

Optional String parameter.

Specifies a semicolon-delimited list of files not to clean.

FoldersToClean

Required String parameter.

Specifies a semicolon-delimited list of directories to clean. You can specify a full or a relative path, and the path can contain the wildcard symbol (*).

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