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 – October 2013


The MSBuild Extension Pack October 2013 release is now available. The October 2013 release contains version 3.5.14.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.8.0 for those using .Net 4.0 or 4.5 Updated online help is now live @ http://www.msbuildextensionpack.com and the Nuget package(s) will be updated early next week.   Please consult the Changeset page …

MSBuild Extension Pack – April 2013


I’m pleased to announce the availability of the MSBuild Extension Pack April 2013 release. The April 2013 release contains version 3.5.13.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.7.0 for those using .Net 4.0 or 4.5 Updated online help is now live @ http://www.msbuildextensionpack.com and the Nuget package has been updated to 1.2.0 This release consolidates …

MSBuild Extension Pack – 100 000+ Downloads


On the 18th October 2012 we passed 100 000 downloads of the MSBuild Extension Pack. On the 18th October 2010 I blogged about us passing 50 000. Strange! In the next few day’s 3.5.12.0 and 4.0.6.0 will ship and I’ll post details of what’s new in those releases. Thanks for all the contributions and downloads …

Executing MSBuild Targets in Parallel – Part 2


[ In this series – Part 1, Part 2 ] Part 1 provided an introduction to using the new parallel task in the MSBuild Extension Pack. Here is the file I ended Part 1 with, having knocked a great deal of execution time off the build. In this part I’ll cover maintaining state, limitations and …

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 …

Executing MSBuild Targets in Parallel – Part 1


[ In this series – Part 1, Part 2 ] Coming in the next release of the MSBuild Extension Pack is a new task which allows you to easily run Targets in parallel. This will be limited to the .NET 4.0 releases, so next up that’s 4.0.5.0. (you can try the task now by getting …

Subversion support in MSBuild Extension Pack available


I’m happy to announce that support for Subversion is now available in the MSBuild Extension Pack. This feature is owned by József Fejes who joined the project recently and has been developing the Subversion tasks. 26 check-ins later and in his own words: Change Set 74081 Committed By: fejesjoco Comment: Svn: implement Export, what I …

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 …