Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core 17.5.0

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.NET 7.0 .NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.7.2
dotnet add package Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core --version 17.5.0
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core -Version 17.5.0
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="Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core" Version="17.5.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core --version 17.5.0
#r "nuget: Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core, 17.5.0"
#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 Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core&version=17.5.0

// Install Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core&version=17.5.0


This package contains Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core.dll, which defines helper functionality for MSBuild extenders, including

  • Task, a base class for custom tasks,
  • ToolTask, a base class for tasks that run a command-line tool, and
  • Logger, a base class for custom logging functionality.

netstandard2.0 target

The netstandard2.0 target of this build is configured only to output reference assemblies; at runtime MSBuild will be net7.0 or net472. Please use the net7.0-targeted assemblies for .NET Core 6+ scenarios.

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The Microsoft SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) is a component which provides application lifecycle services for database development and management for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases. DacFx supports various database deployment and management scenarios for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases including extracting / exporting a live database to a DAC package, deploying a DAC package to a new or existing database, and migrating from on-premises to Microsoft Azure. This functionality is exposed via the DacFx API. DacFx can target SQL Server 2008 and newer, as well as Microsoft Azure SQL. This nuget package is a lightweight version of DacFx. If you would like to use the command-line utility SqlPackage.exe for creating and deploying .dacpac and .bacpac packages, please download SqlPackage.exe for Windows, macOS, or Linux from


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16.10.0 729,704 5/25/2021
16.9.0 3,603,152 3/2/2021
16.8.0 5,055,657 11/11/2020
16.7.0 610,025 9/30/2020
16.6.0 549,043 6/9/2020
16.5.0 868,283 3/16/2020
16.4.0 1,046,431 12/4/2019
16.3.0 1,551,413 9/26/2019
16.0.461 1,165,311 4/3/2019
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15.4.8 460,541 12/6/2017
15.3.409 46,366,994 8/11/2017
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