<resgen>

[This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.]

Converts files from one resource format to another.

Note: If no todir is specified, the resource file will be created next to the input file.

Parameters

Attribute Type Description Required
input file Input file to process. False
output file The resource file to output. False
target string The target type. The default is resources. False
todir directory The directory to which outputs will be stored. False
usesourcepath bool Use each source file's directory as the current directory for resolving relative file paths. The default is false. Only supported when targeting .NET 2.0 (or higher). False
failonerror bool Determines if task failure stops the build, or is just reported. The default is true. False
if bool If true then the task will be executed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true. False
timeout int The maximum amount of time the application is allowed to execute, expressed in milliseconds. Defaults to no time-out. False
unless bool Opposite of if. If false then the task will be executed; otherwise, skipped. The default is false. False
verbose bool Determines whether the task should report detailed build log messages. The default is false. False

Framework-configurable parameters

Attribute Type Description Required
exename string The name of the executable that should be used to launch the external program. False
managed ManagedExecution Specifies whether the external program should be treated as a managed application, possibly forcing it to be executed under the currently targeted version of the CLR. False
supportsassemblyreferences bool Indicates whether assembly references are supported by the resgen tool for the current target framework. The default is false. False
supportsexternalfilereferences bool Indicates whether external file references are supported by the resgen tool for the current target framework. The default is false. False
useruntimeengine bool Deprecated. Specifies whether the external program is a managed application which should be executed using a runtime engine, if configured. The default is false. False

Nested Elements:

<resources>

Takes a list of .resx or .txt files to convert to .resources files.

</resources>

<assemblies>

Reference metadata from the specified assembly files.

</assemblies>

<arg>

The command-line arguments for the external program.

Represents a command-line argument.

When passed to an external application, the argument will be quoted when appropriate. This does not apply to the line parameter, which is always passed as is.

Parameters

AttributeTypeDescriptionRequired
dirdirectory The value for a directory-based command-line argument; will be replaced with the absolute path of the directory. False
filefile The name of a file as a single command-line argument; will be replaced with the absolute filename of the file. False
ifbool Indicates if the argument should be passed to the external program. If true then the argument will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true. False
linestring List of command-line arguments; will be passed to the executable as is. False
path<path> The value for a PATH-like command-line argument; you can use : or ; as path separators and NAnt will convert it to the platform's local conventions, while resolving references to environment variables. False
unlessbool Indicates if the argument should not be passed to the external program. If false then the argument will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is false. False
valuestring A single command-line argument; can contain space characters. False

Nested Elements:

<path>

Sets a single command-line argument and treats it like a PATH - ensures the right separator for the local platform is used.

</path>

Examples

</arg>

Examples

Requirements

Assembly: NAnt.DotNetTasks (0.86.3402.0)