Bug 25164 - XBuild compatibility with MSBuild when called with no arguments.
Summary: XBuild compatibility with MSBuild when called with no arguments.
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-12-08 16:36 UTC by Marius Ungureanu
Modified: 2018-03-15 10:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Marius Ungureanu 2014-12-08 16:36:20 UTC
When calling 'msbuild' in a directory (without specifying the target item), MSBuild does the following:

If only one solution or project file is in the current directory, automatically select it as the build item.

If there multiple items, "error MSB1011: Specify which project or solution file to use because this folder contains more than one project or solution file."

If there is no item: "error MSB1003: Specify a project or a solution file. The current working directory does not contain a project or solution file."

I can happily hack on this if you guys want.
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2018-03-15 10:40:01 UTC
We deprecated xbuild and recommend using msbuild instead. Switching to msbuild will also most likely resolve the issue you reported.