<al>

[This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.]

Wraps al.exe, the assembly linker for the .NET Framework.

All specified sources will be embedded using the /embed flag. Other source types are not supported.

Parameters

Attribute Type Description Required
output file The name of the output file for the assembly manifest. True
target string The target type (one of lib, exe, or winexe). True
algid string Specifies an algorithm (in hexadecimal) to hash all files in a multifile assembly except the file that contains the assembly manifest. The default algorithm is CALG_SHA1. False
company string Specifies a string for the Company field in the assembly. False
configuration string Specifies a string for the Configuration field in the assembly. False
copyright string Specifies a string for the Copyright field in the assembly. False
culture string The culture string associated with the output assembly. The string must be in RFC 1766 format, such as "en-US". False
delaysign DelaySign Specifies whether the assembly should be partially signed. The default is NAnt.DotNet.Types.DelaySign.NotSet. False
description string Specifies a string for the Description field in the assembly. False
evidence file Security evidence file to embed. False
fileversion string Specifies a string for the File Version field in the assembly. False
flags string Specifies a value (in hexadecimal) for the Flags field in the assembly. False
keycontainer string Specifies a container that holds a key pair. False
keyfile file Specifies a file (filename) that contains a key pair or just a public key to sign an assembly. False
main string Specifies the fully-qualified name (class.method) of the method to use as an entry point when converting a module to an executable file. False
product string Specifies a string for the Product field in the assembly. False
productversion string Specifies a string for the Product Version field in the assembly. False
template file Specifies an assembly from which to get all options except the culture field. False
title string Specifies a string for the Title field in the assembly. False
trademark string Specifies a string for the Trademark field in the assembly. False
version string Specifies version information for the assembly. The format of the version string is major.minor.build.revision. False
win32icon file Icon to associate with the assembly. False
win32res file Inserts a Win32 resource (.res file) in the output file. 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
supportstemplate bool Indicates whether the assembly linker for a given target framework supports the "template" option, which takes an assembly from which to get all options except the culture field. 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:

<modules>

One or more modules to be compiled into an assembly.

</modules>

<sources>

The set of resources to embed.

</sources>

<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 (0.92.4526.0)