Error Task 

Stops a build and logs an error based on an evaluated conditional statement.

Parameters

The folowing table describes the parameters of the Error task.

Parameter Description

Code

Optional String parameter.

The error code to associate with the error.

HelpKeyword

Optional String parameter.

The Help keyword to associate with the error.

Text

Optional String parameter.

The error text that MSBuild logs if the Condition parameter evaluates to true.

Remarks

The Error task allows MSBuild projects issue error text to loggers and stop build execution.

If the Condition parameter evaluates to true, the build is stopped, and an error is logged. If a Condition parameter does not exist, the error is logged and build execution stops. For more information on logging, see MSBuild Logging.

Example

The following code example verifies that all required properties are set. If they are not set, the project raises an error event, and logs the value of the Text parameter of the Error task.

<Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">
    <Target Name="ValidateCommandLine">
        <Error
            Text=" The 0 property must be set on the command line."
            Condition="'$(0)' == ''" />
        <Error
            Text="The FREEBUILD property must be set on the command line."
            Condition="'$(FREEBUILD)' == ''" />
    </Target>
    ...
</Project>

See Also

Concepts

MSBuild Logging

Other Resources

MSBuild Task Reference