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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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Chapter 4. Custom Tasks

MSBuild is shipped with many built-in tasks, and there are many tasks that are available by third parties. Even with these, there may be times where you need to write your own task. In this chapter, we will take a look at how custom tasks are created and used. In the next chapter, we will cover custom loggers. Before you create a new task, you should make sure that you cannot reuse an already existing task to fulfill your needs. Here is a list of a few open-source task repositories where you can find MSBuild tasks:

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The MSBuild Extension Pack is the ...

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