Scott Hanselman

Adding Pre- and Post-Build Actions to Visual Studio.NET 2002

June 26, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | Nant | XML
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We have VS.NET2002 a project that hasn't been updated to VS.NET2003 and logisitically can't for a few weeks.  However, we had a need for a post-build file copy.  It's a large Online Banking project (since we do eBanking here at Corillian) for a very large Financial Institution, so there's lots of people working on the project at once.  Ordinarily the project is built with the increasingly snazzy NAnt so these post-build processes are no biggie.  However, sometimes you'd just like to do stuff from VS.NET. 

We looked the two obvious ways:

So, between a rock and a hard place, we'll use the Custom Add-In for a few months then upgrade and VS2003.  It's all good.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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