If you have used Ant before than NAnt should feel comfortable but NAnt is only compatible with Ant in spirit. Here is a partial list of differences:
- Tasks do not have to be in a target. Tasks that appear directly in the project are executed inorder before any tasks in targets are executed.
- nant.onsuccess and nant.onfailure properties can be defined target names that will be executed at the end of the build.
- NAnt looks for the first file ending in .build instead of build.xml.