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Windows Presentation Foundation MSBuild Task Reference

The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) build process extends Microsoft build engine (MSBuild) with an additional set of build tasks, including tasks to compile markup and process resources.

FileClassifier Task

Classifies a set of source resources as those that will be embedded into an assembly. If a resource is not localizable, it is embedded into the main application assembly; otherwise, it is embedded into a satellite assembly.

GenerateTemporaryTargetAssembly Task

Generates an assembly if at least one Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) page in a project references a type that is declared locally in that project. The generated assembly is removed after the build process is completed, or if the build process fails.

GetWinFXPath Task

Returns the directory of the current Microsoft .NET Framework runtime.

MarkupCompilePass1 Task

Converts non-localizable Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) project files to compiled binary format.

MarkupCompilePass2 Task

Performs second-pass markup compilation on Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) files that reference types in the same project.

MergeLocalizationDirectives Task

Merges the localization attributes and comments of one or more XAML binary format files into a single file for the whole assembly.

ResourcesGenerator Task

Embeds one or more resources (.jpg, .ico, .bmp, XAML in binary format, and other extension types) into a .resources file.

UidManager Task

Checks, updates, or removes unique identifiers (UIDs), in order to localize all Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) elements that are included in the source XAML files.

UpdateManifestForBrowserApplication Task

Adds the <hostInBrowser /> element to the application manifest (projectname.exe.manifest) when a XAML browser application (XBAP) project is built.