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MSBuild Extension Pack

| by Al Tenhundfeld on Mar 23, 2009. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

A new version of the MSBuild Extension Pack is now available. The MSBuild Extension Pack is an open source library containing commonly-needed MSBuild tasks to automate the full compiling, packaging, and environment setup build process. The recently released version 3.5.2.0 contains over 240 tasks.

This version of the MSBuild Extension Pack contains tasks that perform actions in the following categories of functionality:

  • Operating System Interaction
  • Certificates, COM+, Console, Date and Time, Drives, Environment Variables, Event Logs, Files and Folders, GAC, Network, Performance Counters, Registry, Services, Sound
  • Code Manipulation
  • Assemblies, Packaging CAB Files, Code Signing, File Detokenisation, GUID generation, Mathematics, Strings, Threads, Xml, Zip Files
  • Application Interaction
  • BizTalk 2006, Email, IIS6, IIS7, MSBuild, SourceSafe, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, StyleCop, Team Foundation Server, Twitter, Visual Basic 6, WMI

Version 3.5.2.0 also includes various bugfixes, mostly focused on SQL Server authentication, VB6 tasks, IIS virtual directory and app pool management, and StyleCop tweaks.

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