Logging in MSBuild

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Logging provides a way for you to monitor the progress of a build. Logging captures build events, messages, warnings, and errors in a log file.

In This Section

Obtaining Build Logs
Describes the various aspects of logging in MSBuild.

Build Loggers
Outlines the steps required to create a single-processor logger.

Logging in a Multi-Processor Environment
Describes how logging works in a multi-processor environment and the two multi-processor logging models.

Writing Multi-Processor-Aware Loggers
Outlines how to create multi-processor-aware loggers and how to use the ConfigurableForwardingLogger.

Creating Forwarding Loggers
Outlines how to create custom forwarding loggers.

Building Multiple Projects in Parallel
Describes how to build multiple projects faster by running them in parallel.