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Build an sln file via ANT

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How do I build a SLN file via ANT?
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You could use nant's solution task to build VS 2003 solution files http://nant.sourceforge.net/release/latest/help/tasks/solution.html. Otherwise use nant/ant's exec task to build the solution file using the devenv.com/devenv.exe executable with the exec task.

For help on how to use the devenv.com from command line, check out the help from "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\devenv.com" --help. Make necessary changes depending on where you installed Visual Studio.
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Addition to last comment:

Example of ant task:

<target name="build">
   <exec executable="devenv.com">
        <arg line="solutionfile.sln /build solutionconfig"/>
   </exec>
</target>

For details of what arguments to provide, check out the help from command line by running devenv.com --help as mentioned in the last post.
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thanks that was exactly what i was looking for
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