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PropertyGroup Element (MSBuild)

Contains a set of user-defined Property elements. Every Property element used in an MSBuild project must be a child of a PropertyGroup element.

<Project>
   <PropertyGroup>
<PropertyGroup Condition="'String A' == 'String B'">
    <Property1>...</Property1>
    <Property2>...</Property2>
</PropertyGroup>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

Condition

Optional attribute.

Condition to be evaluated. For more information, see MSBuild Conditions.

Child Elements

Element

Description

Property

Optional element.

A user defined property name, which contains the property value. There may be zero or more Property elements in a PropertyGroup element.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

Project

Required root element of an MSBuild project file.

The following code example shows how to set properties based on a condition. In this example, if the value of the CompileConfig property is DEBUG, the Optimization, Obfuscate, and OutputPath properties inside of the PropertyGroup element are set.

<PropertyGroup Condition="'$(CompileConfig)' == 'DEBUG'" >
    <Optimization>false</Optimization>
    <Obfuscate>false</Obfuscate>
    <OutputPath>$(OutputPath)\debug</OutputPath>
</PropertyGroup>
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