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MSBuild Community Tasks

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The MSBuild Community Tasks Project is an open source project for MSBuild tasks.

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NuGet Version

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The latest build can be downloaded from the releases section. https://github.com/loresoft/msbuildtasks/releases

The MSBuild Community Tasks library is also available on nuget.org via package name MSBuildTasks.

To install MSBuildTasks, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> Install-Package MSBuildTasks

More information about NuGet package avaliable at https://nuget.org/packages/MSBuildTasks

Development Builds

Development builds are available on the myget.org feed. A development build is promoted to the main NuGet feed when it's determined to be stable.

In your Package Manager settings add the following package source for development builds: http://www.myget.org/F/loresoft/

Join Project

Please join the MSBuild Community Tasks Project and help contribute in building the tasks.

Google Group for MSBuild Community Tasks https://groups.google.com/d/forum/msbuildtasks

Current Community Tasks

Task Description
Add Add numbers
AppPoolController Allows control for an application pool on a local or remote machine with IIS installed. The default is to control the application pool on the local machine. If connecting to a remote machine, you can specify the and for the task to run under.
AppPoolCreate Creates a new application pool on a local or remote machine with IIS installed. The default is to create the new application pool on the local machine. If connecting to a remote machine, you can specify the and for the task to run under.
AppPoolDelete Deletes an existing application pool on a local or remote machine with IIS installed. The default is to delete an existing application pool on the local machine. If connecting to a remote machine, you can specify the and for the task to run under.
AssemblyInfo Generates an AssemblyInfo files
Attrib Changes the attributes of files and/or directories
Divide Divide numbers
EmbedNativeResource Embed native (rather than .NET) resource into a DLL or EXE.
FileUpdate Replace text in file(s) using a Regular Expression.
FtpUpload Uploads a file using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
FxCop Uses FxCop to analyse managed code assemblies and reports on their design best-practice compliance.
GetSolutionProjects Task to get paths to projects and project names from VS2005 solution file
ILMerge A wrapper for the ILMerge tool.
Mail Sends an email message
Multiple Multiple numbers
MV Moves files on the filesystem to a new location.
NDoc Runs the NDoc application.
NUnit Run NUnit on a group of assemblies.
NUnit3 Run NUnit3.x on a group of assemblies.
RegexMatch Task to filter an Input list with a Regex expression. Output list contains items from Input list that matched given expression
RegexReplace Task to replace portions of strings within the Input list Output list contains all the elements of the Input list after performing the Regex Replace.
RegistryRead Reads a value from the Registry
RegistryWrite Writes a value to the Registry
Script Executes code contained within the task.
ServiceController Task that can control a Windows service.
ServiceQuery Task that can determine the status of a specified service on a target server.
Sleep A task for sleeping for a specified period of time.
SqlExecute Executes a SQL command.
Subtract Subtract numbers
SvnCheckout Checkout a local working copy of a Subversion repository.
SvnClient Subversion client base class
SvnCommit Subversion Commit command
SvnExport Export a folder from a Subversion repository
SvnInfo Run the "svn info" command and parse the output
SvnUpdate Subversion Update command
SvnVersion Summarize the local revision(s) of a working copy.
TaskSchema A Task that generates a XSD schema of the tasks in an assembly.
Time Gets the current date and time.
Unzip Unzip a file to a target directory.
Version Get Version information from file.
VssAdd Task that adds files to a Visual SourceSafe database.
VssCheckin Task that executes a checkin against a VSS Database.
VssCheckout Task that executes a checkout of files or projects against a Visual SourceSafe database.
VssClean Task that can strip the source control information from a Visual Studio Solution and subprojects.
VssDiff Task that records differences between the latest version of all the items in a Visual SourceSafe project and another version or label to a file.
VssGet Task that retireves an item or project from a Visual SourceSafe database.
VssHistory Generates an XML file containing details of all changes made to a Visual SourceSafe project or file between specified labels or dates.
VssLabel Task that applies a label to a Visual SourceSafe item.
VssUndoCheckout Task that undoes a checkout of files or projects against a Visual SourceSafe database.
WebDirectoryCreate Creates a new web directory on a local or remote machine with IIS installed. The default is to create the new web directory on the local machine. The physical path is required to already exist on the target machine. If connecting to a remote machine, you can specify the and for the task to run under.
WebDirectoryDelete Deletes a web directory on a local or remote machine with IIS installed. The default is to delete the web directory on the local machine. If connecting to a remote machine, you can specify the and for the task to run under.
WebDownload Downloads a resource with the specified URI to a local file.
XmlRead Reads a value from a XML document using a XPath.
XmlUpdate Updates a XML document using a XPath.
Xslt A task to merge and transform a set of xml files.
Zip Create a zip file with the files specified.

Getting Started

In order to use the tasks in this project, you need to import the MSBuild.Community.Tasks.Targets files.

If you installed the project with the msi installer, you can use the following.

<Import Project="$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\MSBuildCommunityTasks\MSBuild.Community.Tasks.Targets"/>

Alternatively if you want to get started with the nuget packages please add the following.

<PropertyGroup>
    <MSBuildCommunityTasksPath>$(SolutionDir)\.build</MSBuildCommunityTasksPath>
</PropertyGroup>  

<Import Project="$(MSBuildCommunityTasksPath)\MSBuild.Community.Tasks.Targets" />

License

Copyright (c) 2016, LoreSoft All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
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