Bug 18957 - Microsoft.Build.Evaluation.Project.DirectoryPath should return project directory when project loaded
Summary: Microsoft.Build.Evaluation.Project.DirectoryPath should return project direct...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Assignee: Bugzilla
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Blocks: 17430
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Reported: 2014-04-11 12:21 UTC by Matt Ward
Modified: 2014-04-21 10:11 UTC (History)
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Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Test for Project.DirectoryPath (1.25 KB, text/plain)
2014-04-11 12:21 UTC, Matt Ward

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Description Matt Ward 2014-04-11 12:21:38 UTC
Created attachment 6558 [details]
Test for Project.DirectoryPath

When a project is loaded into the Microsoft.Build.Evaluation.Project using the project file path, the Project.DirectoryPath property should return the directory of the project file. Currently it always returns the current working directory.

Tested with Mono 3.4.0 (MonoFramework-MDK- on

Example test code:

string xml = @"<Project ToolsVersion='4.0' xmlns='http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003'/>";
string fileName = CreateProjectXmlFile (xml, "DirectoryPathTest.csproj");

var globalProperties = new Dictionary<string, string> ();
Directory.SetCurrentDirectory (System.Environment.GetFolderPath (Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData));
var project = new Microsoft.Build.Evaluation.Project (fileName, globalProperties, null);

string path = project.DirectoryPath;

string expectedDirectoryPath = Path.GetDirectoryName (fileName);
Assert.AreEqual (expectedDirectoryPath, path);
Comment 1 Matt Ward 2014-04-21 10:11:46 UTC
This also affects ProjectItem.GetMetadataValue("FullPath") since this uses the Project.DirectoryPath as the root folder if the ProjectItem's Include is a relative path.