<cl>

Compiles C/C++ programs using cl.exe, Microsoft's C/C++ compiler.

This task is intended for version 13.00.9466 of cl.exe.

Parameters

Attribute Type Description Required
outputdir directory Directory where all output files are placed. True
characterset CharacterSet Tells the compiler to use the specified character set. False
managedextensions bool Specifies whether Managed Extensions for C++ should be enabled. The default is false. False
objectfile string A name to override the default object file name; can be either a file or directory name. The default is the output directory. False
options string Options to pass to the compiler. False
pchfile string Specifies the path and/or name of the generated precompiled header file - given either relative to outputdir or as an absolute path. False
pchmode PrecompiledHeaderMode The mode in which the specified pchfile (if any) is used. The default is Use. False
pchthroughfile string The path of the boundary file when generating/using the specified pchfile. If a precompiled header file is not specified then this attribute is ignored. False
pdbfile string A name for the compiler-generated PDB file; can be either a file or directory name. The default is the output directory. 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
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:

<sources>

The list of files to compile.

</sources>

<includedirs>

The list of directories in which to search for include files.

</includedirs>

<metadataincludedirs>

Directories that the compiler will search to resolve file references passed to the #using directive.

</metadataincludedirs>

<forcedusingfiles>

Specifies metadata files to reference in this compilation as an alternative to passing a file name to #using in source code.

</forcedusingfiles>

<defines>

Macro definitions to pass to cl.exe. Each entry will generate a /D
<define>

Represents an option.

Parameters

AttributeTypeDescriptionRequired
namestring Name of the option. True
ifbool Indicates if the option should be passed to the task. If true then the option will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true. False
unlessbool Indicates if the option should not be passed to the task. If false then the option will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is false. False
valuestring Value of the option. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). False
</define>

</defines>

<undefines>

Macro undefines (/U) to pass to cl.exe.
<undefine>

Represents an option.

Parameters

AttributeTypeDescriptionRequired
namestring Name of the option. True
ifbool Indicates if the option should be passed to the task. If true then the option will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true. False
unlessbool Indicates if the option should not be passed to the task. If false then the option will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is false. False
valuestring Value of the option. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). False
</undefine>

</undefines>

<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.VisualCppTasks (0.92.4543.0)