MSBuild Concepts 

Provides links to topics describing MSBuild concepts.

MSBuild introduces several new concepts that allow you to create and edit extensible build solutions. Use the links below to learn more about the concepts behind MSBuild.

In This Section

MSBuild Overview

Describes the general concepts behind the MSBuild file format and how all of the pieces fit together.

MSBuild Items

Describes items, which act as inputs into the build system.

MSBuild Properties

Describes how to use property names and values in MSBuild project files.

MSBuild Targets

Explains targets, which define how the MSBuild project is built.

MSBuild Tasks

Describes tasks, which are reusable units of build execution.

MSBuild Advanced Concepts

Contains links that describe logging, batching, and transforms.


MSBuild Project File Schema Reference

Describes the elements of the MSBuild project file format.

MSBuild Task Reference

Describes the tasks included with MSBuild.

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