Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Running MSBuild without Visual Studio

I recently wanted to write and test some very basic MSBuild scripts but I didn't want to install Visual Studio.  If you recall, MSBuild stopped shipping with the .NET Framework and began shipping with Visual Studio.

So, what was I to do?

Well, fortunately, Microsoft released the Microsoft Build Tools 2013 to address this exact problem:

The download is less than 20 MB and after installing the Build Tools on my machine, I was able to successfully run my MSBuild scripts!

No comments:

Post a Comment