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EnvDTE.SolutionBuild.Build only builds the startup project [reopen of two old bugs with better reproduce steps] by Jtb


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Type: Bug
ID: 320688
Opened: 1/2/2008 2:47:55 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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Please reopen bugs 106159 and 216699.
I've found the reason why you can't reproduce it - see "Steps to Reproduce".
These old bugs are still in Visual Studio 2008.
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Posted by GT_MSDN on 8/26/2011 at 12:50 AM
This error occurs also in VS2010
Posted by spongman on 5/9/2011 at 4:54 PM
this sucks, SolutionBuild.Build() doesn't build the solution, and SolutionBuild.BuildProject() doesn't use the correct configuration! :(
Posted by kshaban on 8/25/2008 at 2:55 PM
Hi Ken,

The issue with both Solution.Build and BuildProject not building dependent projects is quite troubling.

Especially given the fact the same behavior is exhibited from even calling Vs services directly.

As a note with VS2003 the build behavior was correct.


Posted by Nels P. Olsen on 6/19/2008 at 1:46 PM
I agree with Carlos. This has nothing to do with "Run".

There appears to be no workaround. Even if I programatically set HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\<Version>\General\BuildStartupsOnlyOnRun in the registry just before I want to do the solution build (after Visual Studio is open), it does not get picked up.
Posted by Carlos J. Quintero on 2/29/2008 at 12:26 AM
Hi Ken,

Your explanation doesn't make sense because nobody is talking about "Run" here, we are talking about "Build". If I request programmatically SolutionBuild.Build, I expect the whole solution to be built. If I request programmatically to run the solution, you can honor that setting.


Carlos Quintero
Posted by Microsoft on 1/31/2008 at 5:29 PM
Hi Jtb - thanks for posting this issue on Microsoft Connect.

The behavior you describe is "By Design" - DTE follows the Tools/Options settings. You may like to consider using SolutionBuild.BuildProject() to build a specific project.

Please reactive this bug if you have further issues with this.

Ken Watson - Visual Studio Platform
Posted by Microsoft on 1/2/2008 at 6:21 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are escalating this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution.
These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team
Posted by Microsoft on 1/2/2008 at 6:13 PM
Thank you for your feedback. We are currently investigating. The investigation process normally takes 7-14 days. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly (see http://support.microsoft.com).

If at any time your issue is closed unsatisfactorily, you may edit your issue via Connect and change the status to “Active.”

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team
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Posted by Oleksiy Gapotchenko on 6/30/2010 at 11:52 AM
A possible workaround for this problem:

                        for (; ; )
                            var buildState = solutionBuild.BuildState;
                            if (buildState != vsBuildState.vsBuildStateInProgress)