Build Events Dialog Box (Visual Basic)
Use the Build Events dialog box to specify build configuration instructions. You can also specify the conditions under which any pre-build or post-build events are run. For more information, see How to: Specify Build Events (Visual Basic).
- Pre-build event command line
Specifies any commands to execute before the build starts. To type long commands, click Edit Pre-build to display the Pre-build Event/Post-build Event Command Line Dialog Box.
Pre-build events do not run if the project is up-to-date and no build is triggered.
- Post-build event command line
Specifies any commands to execute after the build ends. To type long commands, click Edit Post-build to display the Pre-build Event/Post-build Event Command Line dialog box.
Add a call statement before all post-build commands that run .bat files. For example, call C:\MyFile.bat or call C:\MyFile.bat call C:\MyFile2.bat.
- Run the post-build event
Specifies the conditions for the post-build event to run, as shown in the following table.
Post-build event will run, regardless of whether the build succeeds.
On successful build
Post-build event will run if the build succeeds. The event will run even for a project that is up-to-date, as long as the build succeeds. This is the default setting.
When the build updates the project output
Post-build event will run only when the compiler's output file (.exe or .dll) differs from the previous compiler output file. A post-build event is not run if a project is up-to-date.