Build Events Page, Project Designer (C#)

 

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Use the Build Events page of the Project Designer to specify build configuration instructions. You can also specify the conditions under which any post-build events are run. For more information, see How to: Specify Build Events (C#)and How to: Specify Build Events (Visual Basic).

Configuration
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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.

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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.

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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 following conditions for the post-build event to run, as shown in the following table.

OptionResult
AlwaysPost-build event will run regardless of whether the build succeeds.
On successful buildPost-build event will run if the build succeeds. Thus, the event will run even for a project that is up-to-date, as long as the build succeeds.
When the build updates the project outputPost-build event will only run when the compiler's output file (.exe or .dll) is different than the previous compiler output file. Thus, a post-build event is not run if a project is up-to-date.

How to: Specify Build Events (Visual Basic)
How to: Specify Build Events (C#)
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