converting the VS csproj file into a command line build using csc.exe
Posted on 2004-09-16
Well, the subject line pretty well sums it up, but here are some further details: I have taken over the maintenance someone else's C# application. They used the Visual Studio C# IDE, but I use the SharpDevelop IDE. I need to recompile the entire codebase, but the only compilation instructions I have are contained in a csproj file created by Visual Studio. I want to convert the build instructions contained in the csproj file into a command line build using the csc.exe compiler that ships with C#.
The winning answer will tell me which of the tags in the csproj file pertain to csc.exe switches, and how to translate them into a command using csc.exe.