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InformationNodeConverters.AddBuildStep Method (IBuildInformation, String, String, DateTime, BuildStepStatus)

Adds a top-level build step to the specified build information object. Does not save to the server.

Namespace:  Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client
Assembly:  Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client (in Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.dll)

public static IBuildStep AddBuildStep(
	this IBuildInformation buildInformation,
	string name,
	string message,
	DateTime time,
	BuildStepStatus status


Type: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.IBuildInformation

The build to which the build step will be added.

Type: System.String

The name of the build step to be added.

Type: System.String

The message of the build step to be added.

Type: System.DateTime

The start and finish time of the build step to be added.

Type: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.BuildStepStatus

The status of the build step to be added.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.IBuildStep
The added build step instance.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IBuildInformation. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

Note that build steps are no longer used after Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management 2008 Team Foundation Server and have been replaced with various new information node types, including IBuildMessage, IBuildError, IBuildWarning, and IActivityTracking. Therefore, when you add information nodes to builds which will be primarily viewed from newer clients (for example, Team Foundation Server 2010), these new types are better than IBuildSteps.