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ToolTask Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

When overridden in a derived form, provides functionality for a task that wraps a command line tool.

Namespace: Microsoft.Build.Utilities
Assembly: Microsoft.Build.Utilities (in

public ref class ToolTask abstract : public Task
public abstract class ToolTask extends Task
public abstract class ToolTask extends Task

This abstract class provides default implementations for the methods and properties of a task that wraps a command line tool.

The following example creates a ToolTask that runs MSIL Assembler (Ilasm.exe). The CommandLineBuilder, ToolLocationHelper, and TaskLoggingHelper classes are used to generate the information needed to run the task.

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Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0