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Sets the access and modification times of files.
The following table describes the parameters of the
Specifies the collection of files to touch.
Specifies a time other than the current time. The format must be a format that is acceptable to the Parse method.
Contains the collection of items that were successfully touched.
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 example uses the
Touch task to change the access and modification times of the files specified in the
Files item collection, and puts the list of successfully touched files in the
FilesTouched item collection.
<Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <ItemGroup> <Files Include="File1.cs;File2.cs;File3.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <Target Name="TouchFiles"> <Touch Files="@(Files)"> <Output TaskParameter="TouchedFiles" ItemName="FilesTouched"/> </Touch> </Target> </Project>