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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author

MSBuildContrib is the project for tasks and tools that aren't in MSBuild. This is similar to the NAntContrib project and will be incorporating as many of the NAnt and NAntContrib tasks as possible. There is still a long way to go, so if you are interested in helping out please let me know and I will add you to the project.

Here is the list of NAnt or NAntContrib tasks that are planned and the current status:


NAnt/NAntContrib Task MSBuildContrib Task Status Description
codestats CodeStats Complete Generates statistics from source code.
gac-install GacUtil Complete Installs assemblies into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) by using the gacutil SDK tool.
gac-uninstall GacUtil Complete Uninstalls assemblies into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) by using the gacutil SDK tool.
grep Grep Complete Searches files for a regular-expression and produces an XML report of the matches.
attrib Attrib In Progress Changes the file attributes of a file or set of files and directories.
checksum Checksum In Progress Calculates checksums for a set of files. Loosely based on Ant's Checksum task.
concat Concat In Progress A task that concatenates a set of files. Loosely based on Ant's Concat task.
mail Mail Planned Sends an SMTP message.
move Move In Progress Moves a file or set of files to a new file or directory.
servicecontroller ServiceController Planned Allows a Windows service to be controlled.
sleep Sleep Planned A task for sleeping a specified period of time, useful when a build or deployment process requires an interval between tasks.
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 12:14 PM MSBuildContrib | Back to top

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