Parameter Element [MSBuild]

Contains information about a specific parameter for a task that is generated by a UsingTask TaskFactory.  The name of the element is the name of the parameter.  For more informations, see UsingTask Element (MSBuild).


  
    
      
<ParameterGroup ParameterType="SystemType"
    Output="true/false"
    Required="true/false" />

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

Attributes

Attribute

Description

ParameterType

Optional attribute.

The .NET type of the parameter, for example, "System.String".

Output

Optional Boolean attribute.

If true, this parameter is an output parameter for the task. By default, the value is false.

Required

Optional Boolean attribute.

If true, this parameter is an required parameter for the task. By default, the value is false.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

ParameterGroup

Contains an optional list of parameters that will be present on the task that is generated by a UsingTask TaskFactory.

The following example shows how to use the Parameter element.

<UsingTask TaskName="MyTask" AssemblyName="My.Assembly" TaskFactory="MyTaskFactory">
       <ParameterGroup>
              <Parameter1 ParameterType="System.String" Required="False" Output="False"/>
              <Parameter2 ParameterType="System.Int" Required="True" Output="False"/>
             ...
</ParameterGroup>
       <TaskBody Evaluate="true">
      ... Task factory-specific data ...
       </TaskBody>
</UsingTask>
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