Engine.BuildProjectFile Engine.BuildProjectFile Engine.BuildProjectFile Engine.BuildProjectFile Method

Definition

Loads the specified project file and builds the project.

Overloads

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String)

Loads a project file from disk and builds the given targets.

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project with the specified BuildSettings and GlobalProperties, and returns the outputs of the targets.

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project with the specified GlobalProperties, and returns the outputs of the targets.

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project with the specified GlobalProperties, and returns the outputs of the targets.

BuildProjectFile(String, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified target of the project.

BuildProjectFile(String) BuildProjectFile(String) BuildProjectFile(String) BuildProjectFile(String)

Loads the specified project file and builds the project.

BuildProjectFile(String, String[]) BuildProjectFile(String, String[]) BuildProjectFile(String, String[]) BuildProjectFile(String, String[])

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project.

Examples

The following example creates an Engine object and uses the BuildProjectFile method to build a project file. The FileLogger class is used to log information to a file.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine;

namespace BuildAProjectCS
{
    class Program
    {       
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Instantiate a new Engine object
            Engine engine = new Engine();

            // Point to the path that contains the .NET Framework 2.0 CLR and tools
            engine.BinPath = @"c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.xxxxx";
            

            // Instantiate a new FileLogger to generate build log
            FileLogger logger = new FileLogger();

            // Set the logfile parameter to indicate the log destination
            logger.Parameters = @"logfile=C:\temp\build.log";

            // Register the logger with the engine
            engine.RegisterLogger(logger);

            // Build a project file
            bool success = engine.BuildProjectFile(@"c:\temp\validate.proj");

            //Unregister all loggers to close the log file
            engine.UnregisterAllLoggers();

            if (success)
                Console.WriteLine("Build succeeded.");
            else
                Console.WriteLine(@"Build failed. View C:\temp\build.log for details");

        }
    }
}
Module Module1
    'Add references to Microsoft.Build.Framework and
    'Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine
    Sub Main()
        'Create a new Engine object
        Dim engine As New Engine()

        'Point to the path that contains the .NET Framework 2.0 CLR and tools
        engine.BinPath = "c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.xxxxx"

        'Instantiate a new FileLogger to generate a build log
        Dim logger As New FileLogger()

        'Set logfile parameter to indicate the log destination
        logger.Parameters = "logfile=c:\temp\build.log"

        'Register the logger with the engine
        engine.RegisterLogger(logger)

        'Build the project file
        Dim success As Boolean = engine.BuildProjectFile("c:\temp\validate.proj")

        'Unregister all loggers to close the log file
        engine.UnregisterAllLoggers()

        If success Then
            Console.WriteLine("Build succeeded.")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine("Build failed. View C:\temp\build.log for details.")
        End If
    End Sub

End Module

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings, String)

Loads a project file from disk and builds the given targets.

public:
 bool BuildProjectFile(System::String ^ projectFile, cli::array <System::String ^> ^ targetNames, Microsoft::Build::BuildEngine::BuildPropertyGroup ^ globalProperties, System::Collections::IDictionary ^ targetOutputs, Microsoft::Build::BuildEngine::BuildSettings buildFlags, System::String ^ toolsVersion);
public bool BuildProjectFile (string projectFile, string[] targetNames, Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup globalProperties, System.Collections.IDictionary targetOutputs, Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildSettings buildFlags, string toolsVersion);
member this.BuildProjectFile : string * string[] * Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup * System.Collections.IDictionary * Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildSettings * string -> bool
Public Function BuildProjectFile (projectFile As String, targetNames As String(), globalProperties As BuildPropertyGroup, targetOutputs As IDictionary, buildFlags As BuildSettings, toolsVersion As String) As Boolean

Parameters

projectFile
String String String String

The name of the project to build.

targetNames
String[]

A BuildPropertyGroup array of targets for each project. Can be null if you want to build the default targets for the project.

globalProperties
BuildPropertyGroup BuildPropertyGroup BuildPropertyGroup BuildPropertyGroup

An IDictionary array of properties for each project. Can be null if no global properties are required.

targetOutputs
IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary

A BuildSettings array of tables for target outputs. Can be null if outputs are not required.

buildFlags
BuildSettings BuildSettings BuildSettings BuildSettings

A string array of additional build flags.

toolsVersion
String String String String

The ToolsVersion to impose on the project in this build.

Returns

true if the build succeeds; otherwise, false.

Remarks

This overload takes a set of global properties for each project to use for the build, returns the target outputs, and also enables the caller to specify additional build flags.

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary, BuildSettings)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project with the specified BuildSettings and GlobalProperties, and returns the outputs of the targets.

public:
 bool BuildProjectFile(System::String ^ projectFile, cli::array <System::String ^> ^ targetNames, Microsoft::Build::BuildEngine::BuildPropertyGroup ^ globalProperties, System::Collections::IDictionary ^ targetOutputs, Microsoft::Build::BuildEngine::BuildSettings buildFlags);
public bool BuildProjectFile (string projectFile, string[] targetNames, Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup globalProperties, System.Collections.IDictionary targetOutputs, Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildSettings buildFlags);
member this.BuildProjectFile : string * string[] * Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup * System.Collections.IDictionary * Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildSettings -> bool
Public Function BuildProjectFile (projectFile As String, targetNames As String(), globalProperties As BuildPropertyGroup, targetOutputs As IDictionary, buildFlags As BuildSettings) As Boolean

Parameters

projectFile
String String String String

The project file to load and build.

targetNames
String[]

An array that contains the Name attributes of the Target elements to build.

targetOutputs
IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary

The outputs of the built targets. This parameter can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if outputs are not required.

buildFlags
BuildSettings BuildSettings BuildSettings BuildSettings

The BuildSettings to apply to the build.

Returns

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project with the specified GlobalProperties, and returns the outputs of the targets.

public:
 bool BuildProjectFile(System::String ^ projectFile, cli::array <System::String ^> ^ targetNames, Microsoft::Build::BuildEngine::BuildPropertyGroup ^ globalProperties);
public bool BuildProjectFile (string projectFile, string[] targetNames, Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup globalProperties);
member this.BuildProjectFile : string * string[] * Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup -> bool
Public Function BuildProjectFile (projectFile As String, targetNames As String(), globalProperties As BuildPropertyGroup) As Boolean

Parameters

projectFile
String String String String

The project file to load and build.

targetNames
String[]

An array that contains the Name attributes of the Target elements to build.

Returns

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary) BuildProjectFile(String, String[], BuildPropertyGroup, IDictionary)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project with the specified GlobalProperties, and returns the outputs of the targets.

public:
 bool BuildProjectFile(System::String ^ projectFile, cli::array <System::String ^> ^ targetNames, Microsoft::Build::BuildEngine::BuildPropertyGroup ^ globalProperties, System::Collections::IDictionary ^ targetOutputs);
public bool BuildProjectFile (string projectFile, string[] targetNames, Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup globalProperties, System.Collections.IDictionary targetOutputs);
member this.BuildProjectFile : string * string[] * Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildPropertyGroup * System.Collections.IDictionary -> bool
Public Function BuildProjectFile (projectFile As String, targetNames As String(), globalProperties As BuildPropertyGroup, targetOutputs As IDictionary) As Boolean

Parameters

projectFile
String String String String

The project file to load and build.

targetNames
String[]

An array that contains the Name attributes of the Target elements to build.

targetOutputs
IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary IDictionary

The outputs of the built targets. This parameter can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if outputs are not required.

Returns

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

BuildProjectFile(String, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String) BuildProjectFile(String, String)

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified target of the project.

public:
 bool BuildProjectFile(System::String ^ projectFile, System::String ^ targetName);
public bool BuildProjectFile (string projectFile, string targetName);
member this.BuildProjectFile : string * string -> bool
Public Function BuildProjectFile (projectFile As String, targetName As String) As Boolean

Parameters

projectFile
String String String String

The project file to load and build.

targetName
String String String String

The Name attribute of the Target element to build.

Returns

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

BuildProjectFile(String) BuildProjectFile(String) BuildProjectFile(String) BuildProjectFile(String)

Loads the specified project file and builds the project.

public:
 bool BuildProjectFile(System::String ^ projectFile);
public bool BuildProjectFile (string projectFile);
member this.BuildProjectFile : string -> bool
Public Function BuildProjectFile (projectFile As String) As Boolean

Parameters

projectFile
String String String String

The project file to load and build.

Returns

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following example creates an Engine object and uses the BuildProjectFile method to build a project file. The FileLogger class is used to log information to a file.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine;

namespace BuildAProjectCS
{
    class Program
    {       
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Instantiate a new Engine object
            Engine engine = new Engine();

            // Point to the path that contains the .NET Framework 2.0 CLR and tools
            engine.BinPath = @"c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.xxxxx";
            

            // Instantiate a new FileLogger to generate build log
            FileLogger logger = new FileLogger();

            // Set the logfile parameter to indicate the log destination
            logger.Parameters = @"logfile=C:\temp\build.log";

            // Register the logger with the engine
            engine.RegisterLogger(logger);

            // Build a project file
            bool success = engine.BuildProjectFile(@"c:\temp\validate.proj");

            //Unregister all loggers to close the log file
            engine.UnregisterAllLoggers();

            if (success)
                Console.WriteLine("Build succeeded.");
            else
                Console.WriteLine(@"Build failed. View C:\temp\build.log for details");

        }
    }
}
Module Module1
    'Add references to Microsoft.Build.Framework and
    'Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine
    Sub Main()
        'Create a new Engine object
        Dim engine As New Engine()

        'Point to the path that contains the .NET Framework 2.0 CLR and tools
        engine.BinPath = "c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.xxxxx"

        'Instantiate a new FileLogger to generate a build log
        Dim logger As New FileLogger()

        'Set logfile parameter to indicate the log destination
        logger.Parameters = "logfile=c:\temp\build.log"

        'Register the logger with the engine
        engine.RegisterLogger(logger)

        'Build the project file
        Dim success As Boolean = engine.BuildProjectFile("c:\temp\validate.proj")

        'Unregister all loggers to close the log file
        engine.UnregisterAllLoggers()

        If success Then
            Console.WriteLine("Build succeeded.")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine("Build failed. View C:\temp\build.log for details.")
        End If
    End Sub

End Module

BuildProjectFile(String, String[]) BuildProjectFile(String, String[]) BuildProjectFile(String, String[]) BuildProjectFile(String, String[])

Loads the specified project file and builds the specified targets of the project.

public:
 bool BuildProjectFile(System::String ^ projectFile, cli::array <System::String ^> ^ targetNames);
public bool BuildProjectFile (string projectFile, string[] targetNames);
member this.BuildProjectFile : string * string[] -> bool
Public Function BuildProjectFile (projectFile As String, targetNames As String()) As Boolean

Parameters

projectFile
String String String String

The project file to load and build.

targetNames
String[]

An array that contains the Name attributes of the Target elements to build.

Returns

true if the build was successful; otherwise, false.

Applies to