MSBuild Extras - Toolkit for .NET 1.1 "MSBee"

Since the release of MSBuild in .NET Framework 2.0, a very frequent customer request has been to provide a means for MSBuild to build .NET 1.1 applications. This demand stems from users who want to use Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0, but need to continue servicing customers who use .NET 1.1.

MSBuild Extras – Toolkit for .NET 1.1 “MSBee” is an addition to MSBuild that allows developers to build managed applications in Visual Studio 2005 that target .NET 1.1.

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Use MSBuild to target .NET Framework 1.1

The 1.0 version of MSBee provides

  • Tasks for GetFrameworkPath and GetFrameworkSDKPath
  • Separated output directories for MSBee produced binaries (under FX1_1 directory)
  • A MSI Installer
  • AL task redirection to target .NET 1.1 in the CreateSatelliteAssemblies target
  • Support for the ResolveComReference task
  • LC Task Redirection
  • Excluding .NET 2.0 code via a FX1_1 constant
  • Replacing the default 'bin\FX1_1' base path with the BaseFX1_1OutputPath property

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The final release for MSBee will be as a shared source project, meaning you'll be able to download the source and share your changes with the community.

MSBuild Extras - Toolkit for .NET 1.1 "MSBee" is a member of Power Toys for Microsoft Visual Studio, developed by the Developer Solutions team at Microsoft Corporation.

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