My last post showed a very simple PowerShell script to automate project properties as part of a NuGet package. Shortly after posting, I exchanged a few tweets with some very smart people. The suggestion was that there’s a new feature in NuGet 2.5 that can pull .props and .targets files directly into your project without having to resort to powershell scripting. I had to try this.
So, I created a .props file:
<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <AssemblyOriginatorKeyFile>mykey.snk</AssemblyOriginatorKeyFile> <SignAssembly>true</SignAssembly> </PropertyGroup> </Project>
And put it in a new package:
Then added my shiny new package to a new project.
…And nothing happened.
…At first. I had to unload and reload the project to see the changes.
<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <Import Project="..\packages\StrongKey126.96.36.199\build\StrongKey2.props" Condition="Exists('..\packages\StrongKey188.8.131.52\build\StrongKey2.props')" /> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">x86</Platform>
I’m thinking, for my example anyway, that powershell is better suited for this?