CPPClean Task

Deletes the temporary files that MSBuild creates when a Visual C++ project is built. The process of deleting build files is known as cleaning.

Parameters

The following table describes the parameters of the CPPClean task.

Parameter Description
DeletedFiles Optional ITaskItem[] output parameter.

Defines an array of MSBuild output file items that can be consumed and emitted by tasks.
DoDelete Optional Boolean parameter.

If true, clean temporary build files.
FilePatternsToDeleteOnClean Required String parameter.

Specifies a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions of files to clean.
FilesExcludedFromClean Optional String parameter.

Specifies a semicolon-delimited list of files not to clean.
FoldersToClean Required String parameter.

Specifies a semicolon-delimited list of directories to clean. You can specify a full or a relative path, and the path can contain the wildcard symbol (*).

See also