Customizing the build process with MSBuild


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Customizing the build process with MSBuild

In many circumstances, you can use the default build options for your project and have a successful build. There are times, however, when you need to adapt the build script to your needs. I'm going to work with this project called CustomBuildProcess. It has a simple WPF application, and I'm going to choose several different compile options for this application. I am going to start by editing a few of my Tools > Options settings. Let's open this up. We are going to look in Projects and Solutions and pick the General section. Whenever you do a build inside Visual Studio, it can output the results of the build process to this output window.

So, I make sure that this is checked: Show Output window when build starts. I can also control how much information is dumped into that window by clicking on Build and Run and choosing MSBuild output verbosity. By default, I believe at Minimal. You can pick Diagnostic, which gives you a huge amount of information, or you can pick Quiet, which g...

Customizing the build process with MSBuild
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Customizing the build process with MSBuild provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Walt Ritscher as part of the Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training

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