MakeDir Task

Creates directories and, if necessary, any parent directories.

The following table describes the parameters of the MakeDir task.

Parameter

Description

Directories

Required ITaskItem[] parameter.

The set of directories to create.

DirectoriesCreated

Optional ITaskItem[] output parameter.

The directories that are created by this task. If some directories could not be created, this may not contain all of the items that were passed into the Directories parameter.

In addition to the parameters listed above, this task inherits parameters from the TaskExtension class, which itself inherits from the Task class. For a list of these additional parameters and their descriptions, see TaskExtension Base Class.

The following code example uses the MakeDir task to create the directory specified by the OutputDirectory property.

<Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">

    <PropertyGroup>
        <OutputDirectory>\Output\</OutputDirectory>
    </PropertyGroup>

    <Target Name="CreateDirectories">
        <MakeDir
            Directories="$(OutputDirectory)"/>
    </Target>

</Project>
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