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Project.Build Method (String[], IDictionary, BuildSettings)

Builds the specified list of targets in the project using the specified settings, and returns the outputs of the targets.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build.Engine (in Microsoft.Build.Engine.dll)

public bool Build(
	string[] targetNames,
	IDictionary targetOutputs,
	BuildSettings buildFlags


Type: System.String[]

The list of targets to build. This parameter can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) to build the default targets.

Type: System.Collections.IDictionary

The outputs of the built targets. This parameter can be a null reference (Nothing) if outputs are not needed.

Type: Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildSettings

The BuildSettings to apply to the build.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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