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ID: 29002, <New>Use MSBuild externally from the IDE, for all projects.

by Ray Vecchio Email: Anonymous

This tool can allow any project (Delphi and C++) to be built outside the IDE using MSBuild.
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This tool can allow any project (Delphi and C++) to be built outside the IDE using MSBuild, the log will then be displayed in the IDE's Messages pane as an "MSBuild" tab. A similar feature is available in XE2 but only for C++ projects. It is pretty simple and I'll extend it over time so different MSbuild option can be selected in Tools | Options at the moment I have not support it. The version will look for the latest MSbuild and use that, it will also use the multi-processor support available from .Net 3.5 upwards.
1) Build the project.
2) Install the package in the IDE.
3) You will now have a new menu item in Project |"External MSBuild"
4) and a submenu with items which are self explanatory
5) There will now be properties you can set in the Tools|Options|ThirdParty | MSbuild options. (I might add more in the future, like choosing the number of processors you want he build to spread across, it defaults to 4 at the moment)
6) if no log file is chosen then the output is dynamically shown in the MSBuild message tab as the build proceeds, you can now also stop the build at any time.
7) best is give it a try and any feedback is welcome and if you extend it also fine let me know so I can also build it in...

I have re-jigged the code a lot so please report any issues...
I fixed a problem with usage of StrFloat on locales where the decimal separator is a not a "period".

To build it in XE3 you need to change some of the units in the uses clause to use the new namespaced units.

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