PropertyGroup Element (MSBuild)

 

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Contains a set of user-defined Property elements. Every Property element used in an MSBuild project must be a child of a PropertyGroup element.

<Project>
<PropertyGroup>

<PropertyGroup Condition="'String A' == 'String B'">  
    <Property1>...</Property1>  
    <Property2>...</Property2>  
</PropertyGroup>  

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

AttributeDescription
ConditionOptional attribute.

Condition to be evaluated. For more information, see Conditions.

Child Elements

ElementDescription
PropertyOptional element.

A user defined property name, which contains the property value. There may be zero or more Property elements in a PropertyGroup element.

Parent Elements

ElementDescription
ProjectRequired root element of an MSBuild project file.

The following code example shows how to set properties based on a condition. In this example, if the value of the CompileConfig property is DEBUG, the Optimization, Obfuscate, and OutputPath properties inside of the PropertyGroup element are set.

<PropertyGroup Condition="'$(CompileConfig)' == 'DEBUG'" >  
    <Optimization>false</Optimization>  
    <Obfuscate>false</Obfuscate>  
    <OutputPath>$(OutputPath)\debug</OutputPath>  
</PropertyGroup>  

Project File Schema Reference
MSBuild Properties

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