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

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Appendix A. New Features in MSBuild 4.0

With MSBuild 4.0, there were a large number of new features added. By far, the biggest feature that was added is support for building Visual C++ projects. The other features that were added were more foundational, just to make MSBuild 4.0 better than MSBuild 3.5. In this appendix, we will discuss those features in detail. Most, but not all of the content in this appendix has been covered previously in this book.

Support for Visual C++

As mentioned previously, the support for Visual C++ is by far the biggest new feature of MSBuild 4.0. Many changes were required to get Visual C++ projects using MSBuild. If you need to learn more about these features, then you should read the chapters in the “MSBuild in Visual ...

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