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
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.
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.
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|