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/Rebuild (devenv.exe)

Cleans and then builds the specified solution configuration.

devenv SolutionName /rebuild SolnConfigName [/project ProjName] [/projectconfig ProjConfigName]


Required. The name of the solution configuration that will be used to rebuild the solution named in SolutionName.


Required. The full path and name of the solution file.

/project ProjName

Optional. The path and name of a project file within the solution. You can enter a relative path from the SolutionName folder to the project file, or the project's display name, or the full path and name of the project file.

/projectconfig ProjConfigName

Optional. The name of a project build configuration to be used when rebuilding the /project named.

  • This switch performs the same function as the Rebuild Solution menu command within the integrated development environment (IDE).

  • Enclose strings that include spaces in double quotation marks.

  • Summary information for cleans and builds, including errors, can be displayed in the Command window, or in any log file specified with the /out switch.

This example cleans and rebuilds the project CSharpWinApp, using the Debug project build configuration within the Debug solution configuration of MySolution.

devenv "C:\Documents and Settings\someuser\My Documents\Visual Studio\Projects\MySolution\MySolution.sln" /rebuild Debug /project "CSharpWinApp\CSharpWinApp.csproj" /projectconfig Debug