[MonoDevelop] Custom ITaks in MonoDevelop
Krogerma at aol.com
Krogerma at aol.com
Sun Sep 12 15:41:11 EDT 2010
I received some clarification from list members right after I submitted my
last E-mail. I got waylayed for a while, but now I'm back on it. Thanks to
the folks who helped me.
The information I got indicated that xbuild had to be turned on within
MonoDevelop if any Custom Tasks need to be called. I've done this. I get a
couple of error messages:
"Error initializing task Message: cannot cast from source type to
"Error initializing task CreateItem: cannot cast from source type to
This occurs in a simple file that does not even have any custom tasks in it
(I actually commented them out in the .csproj file) that otherwise builds
fine without the xbuild switch turned on in MonoDevelop.
I just upgraded to mono 2.6.7 to continue with this work. I'm using the
latest MonoDevelop, which I also downloaded at the same time.
This seems to me like it might be an incorrect version of a dll somewhere.
Does anybody have any advice?
A snippet from the bottom of my .csproj file is:
<!-- This section is a very simple test to copy a file. -->
<Copy SourceFiles="$(FileToCopy)" DestinationFolder="$(Dest)" />
I'm starting simple here - only using the ITasks that are provided from
Microsoft and seem to be provided in the Mono distribution, too. The
AfterBuild Target is in the Mono version of Microsoft.Common.Targets, so I'm
assuming it can be used the same way as in MSBuild.
I'm including the solution file.
If anyone can help us get this running, we'll submit my intern's report on
this to the community.
What we are (eventually) trying to achieve is to perform builds across
Windows-VS, Windows-mono, Linux-mono and Mac-mono environments with the same
solution and project files. Our plan entails putting certain build-wide
variables into a configuration file that lives in the solution folder and that
will be accessed to determine platform-specific directories and other
Thanks in advance;
From: Krogerma at aol.com
To: mono-list at lists.ximian.com, monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
Sent: 8/4/2010 8:29:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Does xbuild support the ITask interface?
I don't know if this a MonoDevelop question or a more general Mono
question, so I'm posting to both lists.
We are trying to learn MonoDevelop and how it can be used for
cross-platform builds. We've got a pretty good handle on developing with it and figured
out a few tricks of our own. We are using CustomCommands to some
platform-specifc tasks and that seems to work pretty well.
We were wondering if xbuild supports the extensions that can be built for
msbuild that inherit from the ITask interface. What we have in mind is
loading platform-specific DLL's that implement some custom tasks on Mac, Suse
and Windows. We need to write some platform-specific C# code for each
platform (we think) that fiddles with operating system permissions, does some
file inspections and a few other things.
If it's not already supported, do you think there are any technology
barriers that prevent it? If it's not a huge job, we could provide some help.
It's not quite clear from the website whether the custom tasks are supported.
I usually download the source code for various Mono facilities and inspect
it to find such information, but maybe someone can give me a quick answer?
Thanks in advance
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