This second of a three-part article series explains how to write, install, and debug your own tasks to enhance what is possible to build with MSBuild.
Overview of MSBuild, Part 2: From the Task Author’s Perspective
2004-06-10 General Development 3 Comments
Why O Why doesn’t microsoft just default to using Nant (http://nant.sourceforge.net/)???
Ant is the defacto build system with Java – and it really is impressive (with ant-contrib http://ant-contrib.sourceforge.net/)
Amen to that! Hail NAnt! Perhaps someone will eventually write MSBuild to NAnt transformation in XSLT?
My guess is that Visual Studio build system is too tangled with MSBuild to use other things, like NAnt… Think about dsp/dsw of VC6 and sln of VC7. NMake sucks. IMO MSBuild will suck too.