Overview

This namespace hosts tasks that can be used to work with elements of the .net framework

Classes

  ClassDescription
Public classAssembly
Valid TaskActions are:

GetInfo (Required: NetAssembly Output: OutputItems)

GetMethodInfo (Required: NetAssembly, NetClass, Output: OutputItems)

Invoke (Required: NetAssembly Optional: NetMethod, NetArgumentsOutput: ReturnValue)

Remote Execution Support: No

Public classAssemblyInfo
The AssemblyInfo task provides a way to manipulate the content of AssemblyInfo files at build time. It works with C#, VB, and J# AssemblyInfo files.

This task is based on the AssemblyInfo task written by Neil Enns (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/AssemblyInfoTaskvers). It is used here with permission.

Public classAsyncExec
Asynchronously runs a specified program or command with no arguments. This is similar to the Exec Task: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/x8zx72cd.aspx.

This task is useful when you need to run a fire-and-forget command-line task during the build process.

Note that that is a fire and forget call. No errors are handled.

Public classCommandLine
Launches command-line executables with robust warning and error message integration in MSBuild and Visual Studio. This is an expanded version of the Exec Task: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/x8zx72cd.aspx.
Public classConfigManager
Task used to work with the .NET framework web.config and machine config files Valid TaskActions are:

ProtectConfigSection (Required: Section Optional: Site, Path, ConfigurationFileType, ProtectionProvider, SaveMode)

RemoveAppSetting (Required: SettingName Optional: Site, Path, ConfigurationFileType, SaveMode)

RemoveConnectionString (Required: SettingName Optional: Site, Path, ConfigurationFileType, SaveMode)

SetAppSetting (Required: SettingName Optional: Site, Path, SettingValue, ConfigurationFileType, SaveMode)

SetConnectionString (Required: SettingName Optional: Site, Path, SettingValue, ConfigurationFileType, SaveMode)

UnprotectConfigSection (Required: Section Optional: Site, Path, ConfigurationFileType, SaveMode)

Public classDateAndTime
Valid TaskActions are:

AddDays (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddHours (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddMilliseconds (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddMinutes (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddMonths (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddSeconds (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddTicks (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddYears (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

CheckBetween (Required: Start, End Optional: UseUtc Output: BoolResult)

CheckLater (Required: Start Optional: UseUtc Output: BoolResult)

Get (Required: Format Optional: UseUtc Output: Result)

GetElapsed (Required: Format, Start Optional: End, UseUtc Output: Result)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Public classDynamicExecute
Valid TaskActions are:

Define (Required: Code Optional: Inputs, Outputs, References, UsingNamespaces, NoDefaultParameters, NoDefaultReferences, NoDefaultUsingNamespaces Output: OutputMethodId). Defines and compiles a new method, which can then be used to create a closure.

Create (Required: MethodId Output: OutputClosureId). Creates a new closure. All input and output arguments for this closure are set to their default values.

SetInput (Required: ClosureId, Name, InputValue). Sets an argument value for a closure.

Invoke (Required: ClosureId). Invokes a closure.

GetOutput (Required: ClosureId, Name Output: OutputValue). Retrieves a result value (output parameter value) from a closure.

Destroy (Required: ClosureId). Disposes of a closure. The closure ID is no longer valid after this task action.

Call (Required: MethodId Optional: Input1, Input2, Input3 Output: Output1, Output2, Output3). Calls a method with up to three inputs, returning up to three outputs. Internally, creates a closure, sets the input parameters, invokes it, retrieves the output parameters, and destroys it.

Run (Required: Code Optional: Inputs, Outputs, References, UsingNamespaces, NoDefaultParameters, NoDefaultReferences, NoDefaultUsingNamespaces, Input1, Input2, Input3 Output: Output1, Output2, Output3, OutputMethodId). Defines a method and runs it. The task outputs include the outputs from the method as well as the method identifier.

Remote Execution Support: None.

Public classGac
Valid TaskActions are:

AddAssembly (Required: AssemblyPath Optional: MachineName, RemoteAssemblyPath, UserName, UserPassword)

CheckExists (Required: AssemblyName Optional: MachineName)

RemoveAssembly (Required: AssemblyName Optional: MachineName, UserName, UserPassword)

Remote Execution Support: Partial (not for CheckExists)

Public classGenericTool
This task can be used to wrap any executable
Public classGuid
Valid TaskActions are:

Create (Output: GuidString, FormattedGuidString)

CreateCrypto (Output: GuidString, FormattedGuidString)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Public classILMerge
This task wraps ILMerge.

This has been tested using ILMerge v2.10.0526

Public classMetadata
Valid TaskActions are:

Add (Required: Items, NewMetadata Output: NewItems)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Public classMSBuildHelper
Valid TaskActions are:

Escape (Required: InputString Output: OutputString)

FilterItems (Required: InputItems1, RegexPattern Optional: Metadata Output: OutputItems)

FilterItemsOnMetadata (Required: InputItems1, InputItems2, Metadata Optional: Separator Output: OutputItems)

GetCommonItems (Required: InputItems1, InputItems2 Output: OutputItems, ItemCount)

GetCurrentDirectory (Output: CurrentDirectory)

GetDistinctItems (Required: InputItems1, InputItems2 Output: OutputItems, ItemCount)

GetItem (Required: InputItems1, PositionOutput: OutputItems)

GetItemCount (Required: InputItems1 Output: ItemCount)

GetLastItem (Required: InputItems1Output: OutputItems)

ItemColToString (Required: InputItems1 Optional: Separator Output: OutputString)

RemoveDuplicateFiles (Required: InputItems1 Output: OutputItems, ItemCount)

Sort (Required: InputItems1Output: OutputItems)

StringToItemCol (Required: ItemString, Separator Output: OutputItems, ItemCount)

UpdateMetadata (Required: InputItems1, InputItems2 Output: OutputItems)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Public classPath
Valid TaskActions are:

ChangeExtension (Required: Filepath, Extension Output: Value)

Combine (Required: Filepath, Filepath2 Output: Value)

GetDirectoryName (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

GetExtension (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

GetFileName (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

GetFileNameWithoutExtension (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

GetFullPath (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

GetPathRoot (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

GetRandomFileName (Output: Value)

GetTempPath (Output: Value)

HasExtension (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

IsPathRooted (Required: Filepath Output: Value)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Public classSigning
Valid TaskActions are:

AddSkipVerification (Required: PublicKeyToken Optional: ToolPath)

RemoveAllSkipVerification (Optional: ToolPath)

Sign (Required: Assemblies, KeyFile Optional: ToolPath)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Public classSmartExec
Runs a specified program or command without blocking the UI. This is similar to the Exec Task: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/x8zx72cd.aspx.

This task is useful when you need to run a long command-line task during the build process.

Public classTextString
Valid TaskActions are:

Compare (Required: String1, String2, Comparison Optional: IgnoreCase Output: Result)

EndsWith (Required: String1, String2 Optional: IgnoreCase Output: Result)

Format (Required: String1, Strings Output: NewString)

GetLength (Required: OldString Output: NewString)

Insert (Required: OldString, String1, StartIndex Output: NewString)

PadLeft (Required: OldString, String1 (1 char) Optional: Count Output: NewString)

PadRight (Required: OldString, String1 (1 char) Optional: Count Output: NewString)

Remove (Required: OldString, StartIndex Optional: Count Output: NewString)

Replace (Required: OldString, OldValue, NewValue Output: NewString)

Split (Required: String1, String2 Optional: StartIndex Output: Strings, NewString)

StartsWith (Required: String1, String2 Optional: IgnoreCase Output: Result)

Substring (Required: OldString Optional: StartIndex, Count Output: NewString)

ToLower (Required: OldString Output: NewString)

ToUpper (Required: OldString Output: NewString)

Trim (Required: OldString Output: NewString)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Public classThread
Valid TaskActions are:

Abort (Warning: use only in exceptional circumstances to force an abort)

Sleep (Required: Timeout)

SpinWait (Required: Iterations)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Delegates

  DelegateDescription
Protected delegateSmartExec..::..DataReceivedHandler

Enumerations

  EnumerationDescription
Public enumerationDotNetConfigurationFile
Public enumerationIncrementMethod
Specifies how certain version numbers are incremented by the task.