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How can I set output dir in msbuild for a C++ project

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I'm creating a Team Build process for a project. The TFS server and Team Foundation Build are 2008. The project is a C++ project. They use Visual Studio 2005 for the project. I want to be able to control where the output of the C++ project is put by setting a property in my team build project (in the best case scenario directly in my team build files not touching the .sln or .proj files which "belongs" to the project). Right now the resulting exe is dropped in the same dir as the solution file. It seems like OutDir would do the job in a C# project, but (if I understand this correctly) we are calling VCBuild.exe (indirectly from the .targets file) and I can't find a property that does the job.
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To change the build output directory:

   1.

      On the Project menu, click Properties.
   2.

      Expand the Configuration Properties tab, and click General.
   3.

      Change the Output Directory box to the new output directory.




Taken from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165410(VS.80).aspx
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