Bug 55679 - xbuild fails to embed resources from shared project
Summary: xbuild fails to embed resources from shared project
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: 4.8.0 (C9)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2017-04-27 10:23 UTC by Anders Gustafsson
Modified: 2018-03-15 10:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Anders Gustafsson 2017-04-27 10:23:47 UTC
I have a C# project A located in FolderA which references a shared project B. The files of the shared project are located in FolderB. The shared project B contains a file C.gz with the properties

    Build Action: Embedded Resource
    Copy to Output Directory: Do Not Copy

When I try to build project A using xbuild (specifically versions 4.8 and 4.8.1, x86 and x64 architectures):

    xbuild A.csproj

I get the following build error:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mono\lib\mono\xbuild\14.0\bin\Microsoft.Common.targets (CopyNonResxEmbeddedResources target) ->
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mono\lib\mono\xbuild\14.0\bin\Microsoft.Common.targets: error : Cannot copy FolderA\C.gz to FolderA\obj\Release\C.gz, as the source file doesn't exist.

i.e. xbuild searches for the embedded resource file in FolderA although it is apparently located in FolderB together with the other files of the shared project B.

With msbuild, project A builds without any issues.
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2018-03-15 10:39:58 UTC
We deprecated xbuild and recommend using msbuild instead. Switching to msbuild will also most likely resolve the issue you reported.