Project.Build Method (String[], IDictionary, BuildSettings)


Builds the specified list of targets in the project using the specified settings, 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 Build(
	string[] targetNames,
	IDictionary targetOutputs,
	BuildSettings buildFlags


Type: System.String[]

The list of targets to build. This parameter can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) to build the default targets.

Type: System.Collections.IDictionary

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

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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