Missing MSBuild.ExtensionPack.VisualStudio

Jun 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM


We installed version of the Extenson pack(both verisons). In the folder it places the files, there is no listing for MSbuld.ExtenstionPack.VisualStudio.VB6, we need this as we are autobuilding VB6 projects from TFS 2010.

On the site it says:

If you are upgrading from to, please uninstall first.

However we cannot find any downloads for, I assume contains the VisualStudio tasks.

Please advise on where I can download or if there is another preresquite needed!



Jun 10, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Hi Larry

The VB6 task is in MSBuild.ExtensionPack.dll

From: http://www.msbuildextensionpack.com/help/

Valid TaskActions are:

Build (Required: Projects Optional: VB6Path, StopOnError)

Remote Execution Support: NA


Namespace: MSBuild.ExtensionPack.VisualStudio
Assembly: MSBuild.ExtensionPack (in MSBuild.ExtensionPack.dll) Version: (

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<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" DefaultTargets="Default" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">
    <TPath Condition="Exists('$(MSBuildProjectDirectory)\..\..\Common\MSBuild.ExtensionPack.tasks')">$(MSBuildProjectDirectory)\..\..\Common\MSBuild.ExtensionPack.tasks</TPath>
  <Import Project="$(TPath)"/>
    <ProjectsToBuild Include="C:\MyVB6Project.vbp">
      <!-- Note the special use of ChgPropVBP metadata to change project properties at Build Time -->
    <ProjectsToBuild Include="C:\MyVB6Project2.vbp"/>
  <Target Name="Default">
      <!-- Build a collection of VB6 projects -->
    <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.VisualStudio.VB6 TaskAction="Build" Projects="@(ProjectsToBuild)"/>

Let me know if you still need help.