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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Running GACUtil in Build for Visual Studio 2005

It took me absolutly ages to find why I couldn't run GACUtil or the RegAsm.exe from a build script. It is because VS2005 Beta 2 doesn't seem to load the PATH Envionment variables at build time. This results in VS2005 Beta 2 not being able to find the files it needs. There is a simple cure to this problem

The Following doesn't work and causes build errors (because the build script doesn't run)
cd $(ProjectDir)\bin\Release

gacutil.exe /if Favorites.dll
regasm Favorites.dll
If you add the following line in: CALL "%VS80COMNTOOLS%\vsvars32.bat" > NULL
so that you get:
CALL "%VS80COMNTOOLS%\vsvars32.bat" > NULL
cd $(ProjectDir)\bin\Release

gacutil.exe /if Favorites.dll
regasm Favorites.dll
It works fine. The extra line in the build script seems to load the environment varibles that VS2005 Beta 2 needs.

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Very helpful! Thanks!

By Anonymous, at Thursday, August 16, 2007 2:44:00 PM