This topic applies to: ✓ .NET Core 1.x SDK ✓ .NET Core 2.x SDK
dotnet msbuild - Builds a project and all of its dependencies.
dotnet msbuild <msbuild_arguments> [-h]
dotnet msbuild command allows access to a fully functional MSBuild.
The command has the exact same capabilities as the existing MSBuild command-line client for SDK-style project only. The options are all the same. For more information about the available options, see the MSBuild Command-Line Reference.
The dotnet build command is equivalent to
dotnet msbuild -restore -target:Build.
dotnet build is more commonly used for building projects, but
dotnet msbuild gives you more control. For example, if you have a specific target you want to run (without running the build target), you probably want to use
Build a project and its dependencies:
Build a project and its dependencies using Release configuration:
dotnet msbuild -p:Configuration=Release
Run the publish target and publish for the
dotnet msbuild -t:Publish -p:RuntimeIdentifiers=osx.10.11-x64
See the whole project with all targets included by the SDK:
dotnet msbuild -pp