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Team Foundation Build Targets, Tasks, and Properties

Build definitions import the Microsoft.TeamFoundationBuild.targets file in the TfsBuild.proj file, which is an MSBuild project file. A TFSBuild.proj file can be associated with one build definition, or multiple build definitions. This file includes several default targets, tasks, and properties that you can modify to customize the build process. Each build definition that shares the TFSBuild.proj file is affected by the changes. The topics in this section describe how to override targets, modify default tasks, and set properties to customize the build process.

Understanding Team Foundation Build Configuration Files

Describes the TfsBuild.proj, Microsoft.TeamFoundationBuild.targets, TfsBuild.rsp, and TfsBuildService.exe.config files.

Customize the SolutionToBuild Item Group

Describes how to customize build definitions by editing the SolutionToBuild item group in TFSBuildproj file.

Customizable Team Foundation Build Targets

Lists and discusses the Team Foundation Build targets that can be overridden by writing a custom task.

Customizable Team Foundation Build Properties

Lists and discusses the Team Foundation Build properties that can be overridden in the TfsBuild.proj file.