Bug 18887 - MSBuild.Build.Evaluation.Project.RemoveItem is not implemented - unable to remove reference
Summary: MSBuild.Build.Evaluation.Project.RemoveItem is not implemented - unable to re...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Blocks: 18837
  Show dependency tree
Reported: 2014-04-09 05:54 UTC by Matt Ward
Modified: 2014-04-09 05:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Unit test for Project.RemoveItem(...) (798 bytes, text/plain)
2014-04-09 05:54 UTC, Matt Ward

Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in read-only mode.

Please join us on Visual Studio Developer Community and in the Xamarin and Mono organizations on GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related Links.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we make these adjustments and improvements for the future.

Please create a new report for Bug 18887 on GitHub or Developer Community if you have new information to add and do not yet see a matching new report.

If the latest results still closely match this report, you can use the original description:

  • Export the original title and description: GitHub Markdown or Developer Community HTML
  • Copy the title and description into the new report. Adjust them to be up-to-date if needed.
  • Add your new information.

In special cases on GitHub you might also want the comments: GitHub Markdown with public comments

Related Links:

Description Matt Ward 2014-04-09 05:54:43 UTC
Created attachment 6536 [details]
Unit test for Project.RemoveItem(...)

With a project loaded into a MSBuild.Build.Evaluation.Project it is not possible to remove a <Reference> from the project since RemoveItem(ProjectItem item) is not implemented.

RemoveItem(..) used by 'NuGet.exe update'

Tested with Mono 3.4.0 (MonoFramework-MDK- on Mac.

Example test case:

string xml =
@"<Project ToolsVersion='4.0' xmlns='http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003'>
		<Reference Include='Microsoft.Build' />
var project = new Microsoft.Build.Evaluation.Project (XmlReader.Create (new StringReader (xml)));
var referenceItem = project.GetItems ("Reference").Single ();

project.RemoveItem (referenceItem);

int count = project.GetItems ("Reference").Count;
Assert.AreEqual (0, count);