Engine.BuildProject Method (Project, String[], IDictionary, BuildSettings)


Builds the specified targets of the specified Project with the specified BuildSettings, 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 BuildProject(
	Project project,
	string[] targetNames,
	IDictionary targetOutputs,
	BuildSettings buildFlags


Type: Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.Project

The Project to build.

Type: System.String[]

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

Type: Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildSettings

The BuildSettings to apply to the build.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

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