CallTarget Task

Invokes the specified targets within the project file.

The following table describes the parameters of the CallTarget task.

Parameter Description


Optional Boolean output parameter.

If true, the MSBuild engine is called once per target. If false, the MSBuild engine is called once to build all targets.


Optional ITaskItem[] output parameter.

Contains the outputs of all built targets.


Optional String[] parameter.

Specifies the target or targets to build.

If a target specified in Targets fails and RunEachTargetSeparately is true, the task continues to build the remaining targets.

If you want to build the default targets, use the MSBuild Task and set the Projects parameter equal to $(MSBuildProjectFile).

The following example calls TargetA from inside CallOtherTargets.

<Project DefaultTargets="CallOtherTargets"

    <Target Name="CallOtherTargets">
        <CallTarget Targets="TargetA"/>

    <Target Name="TargetA">
        <Message Text="Building TargetA..." />


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