Bug 13865 - Custom pre/post build events should use PostBuildEvent/PreBuildEvent
Summary: Custom pre/post build events should use PostBuildEvent/PreBuildEvent
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Project Model ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
URL:
: 14932 ()
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2013-08-08 14:00 UTC by Alan McGovern
Modified: 2013-12-05 11:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Tags: msbuild
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Alan McGovern 2013-08-08 14:00:05 UTC
While Visual Studio, MSBuild and Xbuild all support pre/post build actions defined in the csproj file, mdtool does not support this syntax and so it is not possible to have a single build which works with xbuild and mdtool.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-08-08 16:23:59 UTC
Not technically true, you can put both MSBuild and MD style pre/post build commands in the file. Though that will cause problems when MD switches to the xbuild engine and runs both commands...

We could probably head this problem off by migrating our pre/post build commands into the PreBuildEvent/PostBuildEvent properties that VS sets and MSBuild respects.
Comment 3 Jonathan Pryor 2013-09-23 17:01:44 UTC
*** Bug 14932 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***