Chapter 1. What’s new in MSBuild 4.5

The latest version of MSBuild is 4.5, which was released along with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. Typically, someone thinking of MSBuild includes items that are not technically a part of MSBuild. For example, it’s very common to include updates to the build process or the web build and publish process for Visual Studio projects as a part of MSBuild. In reality, this support is built on top of MSBuild. With the release of .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012, you’ll find many updates to pieces surrounding MSBuild, but only a few updates to the core MSBuild technology itself. In this chapter, we’ll cover updates to MSBuild, as well as related technologies that you might already ...

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