Building MSBee

MSBee requires additional tools to be installed in order to build:
  1. Code analysis on MSBee is performed by FxCop 1.35 RC 1, which is available at
  2. Unit tests for MSBee are developed and run using NUnit 2.2.7, which is available at
  3. The MSBee installer is built with WiX 2.0.3719, which is available at

Step 0:
Download the tools listed above.

Step 1:
Download the latest MSBee sources on the Source Code page

Step 2:
Open the MSBee.Settings.targets file. This file is located in the solution directory.

You will find the following tags for each of the tools listed above:
<FxCopExtDir> </FxCopExtDir>
<NUnitDir> </NUnitDir>
<WiXDir> </WiXDir>

Step 3:
Set these properties to the tools' installation directories. Be sure to include a trailing slash in each path.

For example:

Step 4:
Close and reopen the solution, when inside the VS IDE, to pick up the new tool locations.

Step 5:

Last edited May 17, 2006 at 11:38 PM by clichten, version 2


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