The Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio. (by dotnet)

MSBuild Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to MSBuild

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better MSBuild alternative or higher similarity.

MSBuild reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of MSBuild. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-24.
  • Sharing Saturday #459
    5 projects | /r/roguelikedev | 24 Mar 2023
    I did get confirmation that the actual kill has been postponed to .Net 9.0 rather than .Net 8.0 . However, that PR is factually wrong regarding when System.Runtime.Serialization use became opt-in -- I had to counter-adjust Rogue Survivor Revived to opt into using System.Runtime.Serialization for .Net 7.0, last November i.e. Nov 2022.
  • Did anyone figure out a way to compile .NET Core with WPF on Linux?
    3 projects | /r/dotnet | 16 Dec 2022
    Like this
  • Resources to learn the F# ecosystem
    3 projects | /r/fsharp | 15 Oct 2022
    The main thing they do is to list projects so that you can open a solution and see a set of projects, or build a solution and build everything there. They also give a lot of customization and fortunately it's rare that you need to know anything about that. It does feel somewhat unnecessary since you should be able to open a project with its dependencies. Hopefully solution files are going to be cleaned up:
  • The most interesting C# / .NET blogs and websites
    4 projects | | 6 Jan 2022
    You can't do without source files when you want to better understand what is happening "under the hood" of a particular system. For example, do you want to improve your understanding of how types from the standard library work? The source code of .NET Framework and .NET will help you to do that. Do you want to dig deeper into the compiler? No problem - here is the Roslyn's source code at your service. Do you need to look inside the build system? Here you go - the MSBuild code is also open-source. By the way, if you are interested in build processes, you may also find MSBuild Structured Log Viewer useful. It's a tool that allows you to work with MSBuild build logs in a convenient format.
  • OWASP Top Ten and Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
    3 projects | | 22 Oct 2021
    At the moment, we plan to implement the specified functionality for the C# analyzer. It's easy to obtain the list of dependencies for a C# project. Roslyn helps us a lot — our analyzer is built on its base. To be more precise, the main factor is the use of the same build platform (MSBuild) and a compiler for all C# projects. At the same time Roslyn is closely related to MSBuild. This makes obtaining the dependencies list trivial.
  • Standard File/Project Structure?
    4 projects | /r/csharp | 20 May 2021 is up there too.
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The primary programming language of MSBuild is C#.

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