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Inside the Microsoft® Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build by William Bartholomew, Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi

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Common Items

In this section you will find common items, and their known metadata, that are used when building Visual Studio project files.

Reference

Table B-2 contains managed references in the project.

Table B-2. Reference Item Metadata

Item Attribute Name

Description

HintPath

Optional string. Relative or absolute path of the assembly.

Name

Optional string. Specifies the simple or strong fusion name for the item. When this attribute is present, it can save time because the assembly file does not have to be opened to obtain the fusion name.

FusionName

Optional string. Specifies the simple or strong fusion name for the item. When this attribute is present, it can save time because the assembly file does not have to be opened to obtain the fusion name.

SpecificVersion ...

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