JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild 1.3.2

.NET Standard 1.0 .NET Framework 4.5

Requires NuGet 2.8 or higher.

dotnet add package JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild --version 1.3.2
NuGet\Install-Package JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild -Version 1.3.2
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild" Version="1.3.2">
  <IncludeAssets>runtime; build; native; contentfiles; analyzers</IncludeAssets>
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild --version 1.3.2
#r "nuget: JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild, 1.3.2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild&version=1.3.2

// Install JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild&version=1.3.2

Icon Transform Text Templates On Build

Automatically transforms on build all files with a build action of None or Content that have the TextTemplatingFileGenerator or TransformOnBuild custom tools associated.

Build, Test and Deploy Nuget package


To install Transform Text Templates On Build, run the following command in the Package Manager Console:

PM> Install-Package JohnVerbiest.TransformOnBuild 

Unlike the officially suggested way, this package does not require any Visual Studio SDK to be installed on the machine or build server.

If a full Visual Studio installation is not available on the build server, you can still transform the templates by placing the TextTransform.exe in a known location. Then, you can simply override the path expected by the targets with:


With that in place, the transformation will be performed using that file instead, if found.

If you would like to pass parameters to TextTransform.exe, define a group of TextTransformParameter items as follows:

    <TextTransformParameter Include="Foo">
    <TextTransformParameter Include="Config">

The Include attribute specifies the parameter name, and the Value metadata element specifies the parameter value.

To access the parameter values from your text template, set hostspecific in the template directive and invoke this.Host.ResolveParameterValue(...). For example:

<#@ template language="C#" hostspecific="true" #>
    var foo = this.Host.ResolveParameterValue("", "", "Foo");
    var config = this.Host.ResolveParameterValue("", "", "Config");


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Version Downloads Last updated
1.3.2 4,755 3/18/2022
1.3.1 3,210 1/26/2022
1.2.0 405 1/25/2022
1.1.5 474 1/25/2022

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