vsSolutionBuildEvent Devenv

Module to support the Devenv Command-Line of the Visual Studio.

Please note: you can also use CI.MSBuild module for work through MSBuild tools.

Add-ins are deprecated in Visual Studio 2013 and was removed in 14CTP's (VS 2015)

Devenv Command-Line only supports the following: Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013. Features are not available for VSPackages that was possible only because of our tricks.

Please consider upgrading to modern CI.MSBuild

How to get & Install

Currently the Devenv module distributed only as an additional wrapper (~41 kb) for work with vsSolutionBuildEvent through API. Means you must have this library to continue working.

  • Unpack the Devenv archive into %HOMEPATH%\Documents\ -> Visual Studio <num>\Addins folder (see full instruction in MSDN). (you can also delete all *.pdb files from archive)
    • For example: C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Addins\
  • vsSolutionBuildEvent plugin should be already installed for your Visual Studio. Or Download and extract all files from (.vsix) into %HOMEPATH%\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Addins\Devenv\

That's all.

How to use

After install you can use the vsSolutionBuildEvent with Devenv, for example:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv" "D:\tmp\App1\App1.sln" /Rebuild Debug

You can also use the verbosity key for details information from vsSolutionBuildEvent - verbosity:diagnostic (debug mode), for example:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv" "D:\tmp\App1\App1.sln" verbosity:diagnostic /Build Release

For more details about Command Line mode see MSDN documentation

Example of work

Newtonsoft.Json.JsonSerializationException: Error setting value to …

If you see similar error:

  • Try to update manually your old Json library, or remove it. Path, for example:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Visual Studio\12.0\Newtonsoft.Json.dll

More details about bug here