MSBuild Community Tasks
The MSBuild Community Tasks Project is an open source project for MSBuild tasks.
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
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 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/
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
|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|
|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.|
|Sends an email message|
|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.|
|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.|
|TemplateFile||A task that replaces tokens in a template file and writes out a new file.|
|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.|
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.
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" />
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