Bug 18892 - MSBuild.Build.Evaluation.Project.AddItem is not implemented - unable to add reference
Summary: MSBuild.Build.Evaluation.Project.AddItem is not implemented - unable to add r...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Blocks: 18837
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Reported: 2014-04-09 09:28 UTC by Matt Ward
Modified: 2014-04-09 09:29 UTC (History)
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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Project.AddItem(...) unit test (1002 bytes, text/plain)
2014-04-09 09:28 UTC, Matt Ward

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Description Matt Ward 2014-04-09 09:28:59 UTC
Created attachment 6537 [details]
Project.AddItem(...) unit test

With a project loaded into a MSBuild.Build.Evaluation.Project it is not
possible to add a <Reference> to the project since AddItem(string itemType, string include, IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<string, string>> metadata) is not implemented.

Project.AddItem(...) is used by 'NuGet.exe update'

Tested with Mono 3.4.0 (MonoFramework-MDK- on

Example test case:

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

string relativePath = "packages/NUnit.2.6.3/lib/nunit.framework.dll";
project.AddItem ("Reference",
	new[] {
		new KeyValuePair<string, string>("HintPath", relativePath)

var referenceItem = project.GetItems ("Reference").SingleOrDefault ();

Assert.IsNotNull (referenceItem);
Assert.AreEqual ("NUnit.Framework", referenceItem.EvaluatedInclude);
Assert.AreEqual (relativePath, referenceItem.GetMetadataValue ("HintPath"));