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vcproj file and MS build?

Can anybody shed some light... Confused here :((
Isn't VS.2005 supposed to use the new build system, that can be invoked
separately from the IDE?
If yes, why it creates vcproj files? Are these files compatible
with msbuild? Or, can they be exported to the build?

Regards,
--PA

Nov 23 '05 #1
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"=?Utf-8?B?UGF2ZWwgQS4 =?=" <pa*****@NOwrit emeNO.com> wrote in
news:C7******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com:
Can anybody shed some light... Confused here :((
Isn't VS.2005 supposed to use the new build system, that can be
invoked separately from the IDE?
Yes, using vcbuild.exe for C++ projects and using msbuild.exe for C#/VB
projects.
If yes, why it creates vcproj files? Are these files compatible
with msbuild? Or, can they be exported to the build?


They're not compatible with msbuild. You need to use vcbuild.exe. If you
invoke msbuild.exe on a solution with only C++ projects, it will shell
out to vcbuild.exe (and make you lose the nice multi-proc build
facility).

Thanks,
--
Tarek Madkour, Visual C++ Team
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
Nov 23 '05 #2
Thank you Tarek!
can you be so kind and give me more pointers about vcproj XML -
how we can add custom properties, actions on build events, etc,
outside of the IDE ?

Thanks a lot
--PA

"Tarek Madkour [MSFT]" wrote:
<pa*****@NOwrit emeNO.com> wrote in
news:C7******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com:
Can anybody shed some light... Confused here :((
Isn't VS.2005 supposed to use the new build system, that can be
invoked separately from the IDE?


Yes, using vcbuild.exe for C++ projects and using msbuild.exe for C#/VB
projects.
If yes, why it creates vcproj files? Are these files compatible
with msbuild? Or, can they be exported to the build?


They're not compatible with msbuild. You need to use vcbuild.exe. If you
invoke msbuild.exe on a solution with only C++ projects, it will shell
out to vcbuild.exe (and make you lose the nice multi-proc build
facility).

Thanks,
--
Tarek Madkour, Visual C++ Team
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.

Nov 24 '05 #3
"=?Utf-8?B?UGF2ZWwgQS4 =?=" <pa*****@NOwrit emeNO.com> wrote in
news:D7******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com:
can you be so kind and give me more pointers about vcproj XML -
how we can add custom properties, actions on build events, etc,
outside of the IDE ?


Certainly, the xml schema is published at:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/2208a1f2.aspx.

You can also try adding simple custom build rules and property sheets
and check the output .vcproj files for samples. It's all pretty
intuitive to follow.

Thanks,
--
Tarek Madkour, Visual C++ Team
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
Nov 30 '05 #4
Great, exactly what I looked for. Thanks!

"Tarek Madkour [MSFT]" <ta****@online. microsoft.com> wrote in message news:Xn******** *************** ******@207.46.2 48.16...
"=?Utf-8?B?UGF2ZWwgQS4 =?=" <pa*****@NOwrit emeNO.com> wrote in
news:D7******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com:
can you be so kind and give me more pointers about vcproj XML -
how we can add custom properties, actions on build events, etc,
outside of the IDE ?


Certainly, the xml schema is published at:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/2208a1f2.aspx.

You can also try adding simple custom build rules and property sheets
and check the output .vcproj files for samples. It's all pretty
intuitive to follow.

Thanks,
--
Tarek Madkour, Visual C++ Team
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.

Dec 1 '05 #5
How to excute a task/target from vcproj file ? I want to include following
task from my vcproj file , how to do it ?
Just include this section in vcproj filr ?

<UsingTask TaskName="Simpl eTask3.SimpleTa sk3"
AssemblyFile="S impleTask3\bin\ debug\simpletas k3.dll"/>
<Target Name="MyTarget" >
<SimpleTask3 MyProperty="Hel lo!"/>
</Target>
Jun 27 '08 #6
sandy wrote:
How to excute a task/target from vcproj file ? I want to include
following task from my vcproj file , how to do it ?
Just include this section in vcproj filr ?

<UsingTask TaskName="Simpl eTask3.SimpleTa sk3"
AssemblyFile="S impleTask3\bin\ debug\simpletas k3.dll"/>
<Target Name="MyTarget" >
<SimpleTask3 MyProperty="Hel lo!"/>
</Target>
..vcproj files are not MS build files - there's no way to embed an MSBuild
task inside a vcproj file. Instead, you need to reference the vcproj file
from an MSBuild file that includes your custom task.

-cd
Jun 27 '08 #7
Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP] wrote:
sandy wrote:
>How to excute a task/target from vcproj file ? I want to include
following task from my vcproj file , how to do it ?
Just include this section in vcproj filr ?

<UsingTask TaskName="Simpl eTask3.SimpleTa sk3"
AssemblyFile="S impleTask3\bin\ debug\simpletas k3.dll"/>
<Target Name="MyTarget" >
<SimpleTask3 MyProperty="Hel lo!"/>
</Target>

.vcproj files are not MS build files - there's no way to embed an
I've give you that one.
MSBuild task inside a vcproj file. Instead, you need to reference
But this I highly doubt. The custom build step capability is very
powerful.. You should be able to invoke an MSBuild task during build of your
C++ project with no trouble, with a little extra effort you should be able
to store the task definition in your build target as well.
the vcproj file from an MSBuild file that includes your custom task.

-cd

Jun 27 '08 #8
Ben Voigt [C++ MVP] wrote:
Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP] wrote:
>sandy wrote:
>>How to excute a task/target from vcproj file ? I want to include
following task from my vcproj file , how to do it ?
Just include this section in vcproj filr ?

<UsingTask TaskName="Simpl eTask3.SimpleTa sk3"
AssemblyFile="S impleTask3\bin\ debug\simpletas k3.dll"/>
<Target Name="MyTarget" >
<SimpleTask3 MyProperty="Hel lo!"/>
</Target>

.vcproj files are not MS build files - there's no way to embed an

I've give you that one.
>MSBuild task inside a vcproj file. Instead, you need to reference

But this I highly doubt. The custom build step capability is very
powerful.. You should be able to invoke an MSBuild task during build
of your C++ project with no trouble, with a little extra effort you
should be able to store the task definition in your build target as
well.
That's true - you could do it with either side (VCBuild or MSBuild) as the
driver.

-cd
Jun 27 '08 #9

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