Engine.BuildProjectFile Method (String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary)


Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project with the specified GlobalProperties, and returns the outputs of the targets.

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

public bool BuildProjectFile(
	string projectFile,
	string[] targetNames,
	BuildPropertyGroup globalProperties,
	IDictionary targetOutputs


Type: System.String

The project file to load and build.

Type: System.String[]

An array that contains the Name attributes of the Target elements to build.

Type: Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup

The GlobalProperties to apply to the build.

Type: System.Collections.IDictionary

The outputs of the built targets. This parameter can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if outputs are not required.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

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