ExecuteTool Method

ToolTask.ExecuteTool Method (String, String, String)


Creates a temporoary response (.rsp) file and runs the executable file.

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Namespace:   Microsoft.Build.Utilities
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core (in Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core.dll)

protected virtual int ExecuteTool(
	string pathToTool,
	string responseFileCommands,
	string commandLineCommands


Type: System.String

The path to the executable file.

Type: System.String

The command line arguments to place in the .rsp file.

Type: System.String

The command line arguments to pass directly to the executable file.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The returned exit code of the executable file. If the task logged errors, but the executable returned an exit code of 0, this method returns -1.

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