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/Project (devenv.exe)

Identifies a single project within the specified solution configuration to build, clean, rebuild, or deploy.

devenv SolutionName {/build|/clean|/rebuild|/deploy} SolnConfigName 
[/project ProjName] [/projectconfig ProjConfigName] 


Builds the project specified by /project ProjName.


Cleans all intermediary files and output directories created during a build.


Cleans then builds the project specified by /project ProjName.


Specifies that the project be deployed after a build or rebuild.


Required. The name of the solution configuration that will be applied to the solution named in SolutionName.


Required. The full path and name of the solution file.

/project ProjName

Optional. The path and name of a project file within the solution. You can enter a relative path from the SolutionName folder to the project file, or the project's display name, or the full path and name of the project file.

/projectconfig ProjConfigName

Optional. The name of a project build configuration to be applied to the /project named.

  • Must be used part of a devenv /build, /clean, /rebuild, or /deploy command.

  • Enclose strings that include spaces in double quotation marks.

  • Summary information for builds, including errors, can be displayed in the Command window, or in any log file specified with the /out switch.

This example builds the project CSharpConsoleApp, using the Debug project build configuration within the Debug solution configuration of MySolution.

devenv "C:\Documents and Settings\someuser\My Documents\Visual Studio\Projects\MySolution\MySolution.sln" /build Debug /project "CSharpWinApp\CSharpWinApp.csproj" /projectconfig Debug