> Build projects with MSBuild using Grunt

npm install grunt-msbuild
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Build projects with MSBuild using Grunt

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-msbuild --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "msbuild" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named msbuild to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

    msbuild: {
        dev: {
            src: ['ConsoleApplication5.csproj'],
            options: {
                projectConfiguration: 'Debug',
                targets: ['Clean', 'Rebuild'],
                stdout: true,
                maxCpuCount: 4,
                buildParameters: {
                    WarningLevel: 2
                verbosity: 'quiet'


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add to the VS integration tests for any new or changed functionality.

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