Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Simplify MsBuild thanks to MsBuild Explorer

MsBuild is a complex beast. It’s easy to get lost inside the XML and hard to discover what exactly is going on.

One tool I recently discovered is MsBuild Explorer:

Use MSBuild Explorer to help you find your way around the make-up of your build file(s). It presents you with a treeview to see the targets that you have available. A series of tabs provide access to more information including detailed target information, custom target execution, detailed property, item, import and using information and evaluation.

 

MsBuildExplorer

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