MSBuild Extension Pack December 2010 Release


The MSBuild Extension Pack December 2010 Release is  now available to download. The December 2010 release contains version 3.5.8.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.2.0 for those using .Net 4.0 This release consolidates around 50 change sets and contains the following high level changes Around 25 new Tasks / TaskActions Around 14 improvements covering Documentation, …

MSBuild Extension Pack tops 50,000 downloads


Just after two years since launching, this past weekend saw a significant milestone for the MSBuild Extension Pack with it passing 50,000 downloads. Around a year ago I blogged ‘MSBuild Extension Pack – One Year On’, now we can compare the second year to the first:   Releases Change Sets Tasks Lines Downloads Visits Page …

MSBuild Extension Pack August 2010 Release


The MSBuild Extension Pack August 2010 Release is  now available to download. The August 2010 release contains version 3.5.7.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.1.0 for those using .Net 4.0 This release contains the following high level changes Numerous documentation improvements 13 new Task Actions New FTP Task New DNZip Task which removes the …

Secure Logging in MSBuild


One of the great features of MSBuild is the way you can easily get it to log EVERYTHING to disk so that when things go wrong, you have  a pretty good idea of what happened. The problem with this is that it logs EVERYTHING to disk, including most likely some very sensitive information like passwords. …

40018 Downloads


We just topped 40 000 downloads on CodePlex for the MSBuild Extension Pack. That’s an average of 68 per day since the project started in October 2008. The next release is now called the ‘May 2010’ release and includes v3.5.6.0, the latest build to target .Net 3.5, and v4.0.0.0, the first release to target .Net …

MSBuild Extension Pack 3.5.5.0 — Available now


We’ve just shipped the latest release of the MSBuild Extension Pack! This release contains numerous bug fixes, enhancements and new tasks. You can view the significant changes here. Download Mike

MSBuild Extension Pack — Next up…


Those who keep a close eye on the Source Code tab in CodePlex will notice that in addition to shipping version 3.5.5.0, versions 3.5.6.0 and 4.0.0.0 have also been branched. At the time of writing this, all branches contain the same code. Version 3.5.5.0 forms the basis of future versions. There were a few tasks …

Automating Testing Using Windows Virtual PC


Guy Smith-Ferrier gave a talk covering testing with Windows Virtual PC at the UK & Ireland MVP Open day yesterday. He’s posted his slides and source code online now. He also highlighted the upcoming support for Windows Virtual PC in the MSBuild Extension Pack Take a look at his post, it’s straightforward and a worthwhile …