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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author MSBuildContrib 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.

MSBuildContrib January Release
I have just uploaded a new release of MSBuildContrib which brings the current list of tasks to: NAnt/NAntContrib Task MSBuildContrib Task Status Description attrib Attrib Complete Changes the file attributes of a file or set of files and directories. checksum Checksum Complete Calculates checksums for a set of files. codestats CodeStats Complete Generates statistics from source code. concat Concat Complete A task that concatenates a set of files. fxcop FxCop Complete* Analyzes managed code assemblies ......

Posted On Friday, January 25, 2008 4:48 AM

Porting an NAnt Task to MSBuild
I have been working and talking a lot about MSBuild over the last few months. As part of that work, I have implemented several custom tasks for MSBuild. Most of those tasks were ones that I had written as part of an NAnt based build system while others were part of the NAntContrib project. There is a very good basic explanation of how to write a task on MSDN, so instead I will cover how to port a task from NAnt to MSBuild. To keep things simple, I'm going to focus on creating an MSBuild v3.5 task ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 9, 2008 9:37 AM

MSBuildContrib Updates
I know I just mentioned this project yesterday, but I wanted to thank those of you who have already downloaded it. Hopefully you have found it useful so far. I have already updated the project for the 1.0.2913.51352 release, which adds a few new tasks and cleans up some of the existing ones. Here is the current list of tasks: NAnt/NAntContrib Task MSBuildContrib Task Status Description attrib Attrib Complete* Changes the file attributes of a file or set of files and directories. checksum Checksum ......

Posted On Monday, December 24, 2007 10:42 AM

MSBuildContrib project on CodePlex
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 ......

Posted On Sunday, December 23, 2007 12:14 PM

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