<tlbimp>

[This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.]

Imports a type library to a .NET assembly (wraps Microsoft's tlbimp.exe).

This task lets you easily create interop assemblies. By default, it will not reimport if the underlying COM TypeLib or reference has not changed.

See the Microsoft.NET Framework SDK documentation for details.

Parameters

Attribute Type Description Required
output file Specifies the name of the output file. True
typelib file Specifies the source type library that gets passed to the type library importer. True
asmversion string Specifies the version number of the assembly to produce. False
delaysign bool Specifies whether the resulting assembly should be signed with a strong name using delayed signing. The default is false. False
keycontainer string Specifies the key container in which the public/private key pair should be found that should be used to sign the resulting assembly with a strong name. False
keyfile file Specifies the publisher's official public/private key pair with which the resulting assembly should be signed with a strong name. False
namespace string Specifies the namespace in which to produce the assembly. False
primary bool Specifies whether a primary interop assembly should be produced for the specified type library. The default is false. False
publickey file Specifies the file containing the public key to use to sign the resulting assembly. False
strictref bool Specifies whether a type library should not be imported if all references within the current assembly or the reference assemblies cannot be resolved. The default is false. False
sysarray bool Specifies whether to import a COM style SafeArray as a managed Array class type. The default is false. False
transform string Specifies how to transform the metadata [.NET 1.1 or higher]. False
unsafe bool Specifies whether interfaces should be produced without .NET Framework security checks. The default is false. 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
supportstransform bool Indicates whether tlbimp supports transforming metadata for a given target framework. The default is true. 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:

<references>

Specifies the assembly files to use to resolve references to types defined outside the current type library.

</references>

<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.Win32Tasks (0.92.4495.0)