Project Class

Represents a project that can be built using MSBuild.

Namespace: Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine
Assembly: Microsoft.Build.Engine (in

public ref class Project
public class Project
public class Project
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A Project represents an MSBuild project. It is a container for items, properties and targets. It can load project content from in-memory XML or from an XML file, and can save to an XML file, preserving most whitespace and all XML comments.

Every Project must be associated with an Engine to access shared information. During a build, the Engine object keeps track of which projects are currently building.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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