MSBuild Class

 

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Implements the MSBuild task. Use the MSBuild element in your project file to create and execute this task. For usage and parameter information, see MSBuild Task.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Build.Tasks
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build.Tasks.v4.0 (in Microsoft.Build.Tasks.v4.0.dll)


[RunInMTAAttribute]
public class MSBuild : TaskExtension

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodMSBuild()

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Initializes a new instance of the MSBuild class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyBuildEngine

Gets or sets the instance of the IBuildEngine object used by the task.(Inherited from Task.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBuildEngine2

Gets the instance of the IBuildEngine2 object used by the task.(Inherited from Task.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBuildEngine3

Gets the instance of the IBuildEngine3 object used by the task.(Inherited from Task.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBuildEngine4

Gets the instance of the IBuildEngine4 object used by the task.(Inherited from Task.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBuildInParallel

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether the projects specified in the Projects property are built in parallel, if possible.

System_CAPS_protpropertyHelpKeywordPrefix

Gets or sets the prefix used to compose Help keywords from resource names.(Inherited from Task.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHostObject

Gets or sets the host object associated with the task.(Inherited from Task.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLog

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets an instance of a TaskLoggingHelperExtension containing task logging methods.(Inherited from TaskExtension.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyProjects

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets the project files to build.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyProperties

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a semicolon-delimited list of property name/value pairs to apply as global properties to the child project.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRebaseOutputs

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether the relative paths of target output items from the built projects have their paths adjusted to be relative to the calling project.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRemoveProperties

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets the set of global properties to remove.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRunEachTargetSeparately

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether the MSBuild task invokes each target in the list passed to MSBuild one at a time, instead of at the same time.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySkipNonexistentProjects

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether project files that do not exist on the disk will be skipped.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyStopOnFirstFailure

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether the task should stop building the remaining projects as soon as any one of them may not work.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTargetAndPropertyListSeparators

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets the escape characters to be unescaped from the specified Properties and Targets.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTargetOutputs

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns the outputs of the built targets from all the project files. Only the outputs from the targets that were specified are returned, not any outputs that may exist on targets that those targets depend on.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTargets

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets the target or targets to build in the project files. Use a semicolon to separate a list of target names.

System_CAPS_protpropertyTaskResources

Gets or sets the culture-specific resources associated with the task.(Inherited from Task.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyToolsVersion

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a target .NET Framework version to build the project with, which enables an MSBuild task to build a project that targets a different version of the .NET Framework than the one specified in the project. Valid values are 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyUnloadProjectsOnCompletion

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether the project will be unloaded once the operation is completed.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyUseResultsCache

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a Boolean value that indicates whether the MSBuild engine will return the built targets from the cache.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodExecute()

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Instructs the MSBuild engine to build one or more project files whose locations are specified by the Projects property.(Overrides Task.Execute().)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

This class implements the "MSBuild" task, which hands off child project files to the MSBuild engine to be built.

Marked RunInMTA because there is no reason MSBuild tasks should run on a thread other than that of the RequestBuilder which spawned them.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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

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