Build projects with MSBuild and XBuild using Grunt
This plugin requires Grunt
~0.4.0. In other words it should work on 0.4.0 or higher.
If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:
npm install grunt-msbuild --save-dev
The "msbuild" task
In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named
msbuild to the data object passed into
|projectConfiguration||Configuration to pick||Release|
|targets||Targets to run||Build|
|maxCpuCount||Number of cores to use||1|
|nodeReuse||If msbuild should hang around||true|
|consoleLoggerParameters||Customize Console Logger|
|customArgs||Additional args, see MSBuild Command-Line Reference|
|verbosity||Verbosity level (quiet, minimal, normal, detailed or diagnostic)||normal|
For more information, see MSBuild Command-Line Reference.
MSBuild version selection
Pass a version parameter to the task options as shown above to select a specific MSBuild version.
The version number is used to look up the MSBuild executable. Old MSBuild versions are installed to the corresponding .NET Framework directory (under
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework). Recent MSBuild versions are installed to program files (
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild). The following version mappings are used:
|Version||.NET Framework directory|
If a version is not passed, the task will attempt to locate the latest version of MSBuild. Failing that, the task will fallback to 4.0.
If this task is run on OS X or Linux it will assume that xbuild is in the path and use that instead of MSBuild.
All contributions welcome :) Add to the VS integration tests for any new or changed functionality if possible.
Issues and installing previous versions
If you have any problems with the latest release please log an issue at https://github.com/stevewillcock/grunt-msbuild/issues.
If you need to roll back to an earlier version you can use the following syntax to install a specific version
npm install firstname.lastname@example.org
Also see https://www.npmjs.org/doc/json.html#dependencies for details of how to specify a particular package version in your package.json file
|2.0||This version replaces exec() with spawn() to improve memory usage and also to support coloured console output. This has been tested internally.|
|0.1.12||Support for MSBuild 12 added|