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Building MSE

MSE requires additional tools to be installed in order to build:
  1. Code analysis on MSE is performed by FxCop 1.35 RC 1, which is available at
  2. Unit tests for MSE are developed and run using NUnit 2.2.7, which is available at

Step 0:
Download the tools listed above.

Step 1:
Download the latest MSE sources on the Source Code page

Step 2:
Open the MSE.Settings.targets file. This file is located in the solution directory.

You will find the following tags for each of the tools listed above:
<FxCopExtDir> </FxCopExtDir>
<NUnitDir> </NUnitDir>
<ILMergeDir> </ILMergeDir>

Step 3:
Set these properties to the tools' installation directories. Be sure to include a trailing slash in each path.

For example:
<NUnitDir>C:\Program Files\NUnit-Net-2.0 2.2.7\bin\</NUnitDir>
<ILMergeDir>C:\Program Files\Microsoft\ILMerge\</ILMergeDir>

Note: You will need to include the bin folder in the NUnitDir path.

Step 4:
Close and reopen the solution, when inside the VS IDE, to pick up the new tool locations.

Step 5:
Build - note under the Verification Scripts folder, there is a build.cmd script you can use if you want to build from the command line. See Running Verification Scripts for more info.

Last edited May 23, 2006 at 9:49 PM by saraford, version 2


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