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Project Class

Represents a project that can be built using MSBuild.

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

public class Project

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0