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msbuild

The Microsoft build tool for Visual Studio project solutions. More information: https://docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/msbuild.

  • Build the first project file in the current directory:

msbuild

  • Build a specific project file:

msbuild {{path/to/project_file}}

  • Set one or more semicolon-separated targets to build:

msbuild {{path/to/project_file}} /target:{{targets}}

  • Set one or more semicolon-separated properties:

msbuild {{path/to/project_file}} /property:{{name=value}}

  • Set the build tools version to use:

msbuild {{path/to/project_file}} /toolsversion:{{version}}

  • Display detailed information at the end of the log about how the project was configured:

msbuild {{path/to/project_file}} /detailedsummary

  • Display detailed help information:

msbuild /help