Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundatin Build

Contents at a Glance

Part I Overview

  1. MSBuild Quick Start
  2. MSBuild Deep Dive, Part 1
  3. MSBuild Deep Dive, Part 2

Part II Customizing MSBuild

  1. Custom Tasks
  2. Custom Loggers

Part III Advanced MSBuild Topics

  1. Batching and Incremental Building
  2. External Tools

Part IV MSBuild Cookbook

  1. Practical Applications, Part 1
  2. Practical Applications, Part 2

Part V Team Foundation Build

  1. Team Build Quick Start
  2. Team Build Deep Dive
  3. Team Build Cookbook


  1. New Features in MSBuild 3.5
  2. Common Properties and Items
  3. New Features in Visual Studio Team System 2010 Team Build


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