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MSBuild is the new build platform for Microsoft and Visual Studio. This section contains conceptual information about MSBuild and how to use it to build projects.

In this Section

MSBuild Concepts

Explains the concepts behind properties, tasks, targets, and other MSBuild components.

Resources for Troubleshooting MSBuild Errors

Contains links to external resources that can help you find solutions to MSBuild errors.

Security Warning Dialog Box (MSBuild Project File)

Describes the security dialog box that appears when Visual Studio attempts to open a potentially unsafe project file.


Contains reference documentation on the namespace used by Visual Studio to upgrade projects.

See Also

Other Resources

MSBuild Reference