MSBuild Explorer 3


Way back in 2009 I released MSBuild Explorer 1 to help visualise MSBuild files and, perhaps more useful, to save and execute favourite sequences of targets. It took a long time but eventually I got version 2 out in beta, which looked nothing like what I first showed. In hindsight, calling it a beta was…

MSBuild Extension Pack – April 2012


I’m pleased to announce the availability of the MSBuild Extension Pack April 2012 release. The April 2012 release contains version 3.5.11.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.5.0 for those using .Net 4.0   This release consolidates 80+ changesets and contains the following high level changes Around 22 new Tasks / TaskActions including Subversion support…

MSBuild Inline Tasks to the rescue


A colleague (Pål Bendiksen) recently asked if there was an MSBuild task available to checkin pending changes in a Team Foundation Server workspace and get the check-in id. Looking at the MSBuild Extension Pack I saw no solution. Another solution would be to exec out to tf.exe, however there are complexities with scraping the output…

MSBuild Extension Pack November 2011 Release


The November 2011 release of the MSBuild Extension Pack is now available for download. The November 2011 release contains version 3.5.10.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.4.0 for those using .Net 4.0 This release consolidates 55+ changesets and contains the following high level changes Around 17 new Tasks / TaskActions Around 22 improvements covering…