Microsoft.Build 17.8.3

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.NET 8.0 .NET Framework 4.7.2
dotnet add package Microsoft.Build --version 17.8.3
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.Build -Version 17.8.3
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" Version="17.8.3" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Build --version 17.8.3
#r "nuget: Microsoft.Build, 17.8.3"
#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 as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build&version=17.8.3

// Install Microsoft.Build as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build&version=17.8.3


This package contains Microsoft.Build.dll, which defines MSBuild's API, including

Developers should reference this package to write applications that create, edit, evaluate, or build MSBuild projects.

To create or edit an MSBuild project, use the Microsoft.Build.Construction.ProjectRootElement class and call the Create or Open method.

To evaluate or build an MSBuild project, use the Microsoft.Build.Evaluation.Project class by creating an instance of it with the appropriate parameters for your project. To retrieve evaluated items, call methods such as properties such as GetItems or GetPropertyValue.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Framework net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
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Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.CodeGeneration.Utils The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by

Contains utilities used by ASP.NET Core Code Generation packages.

Microsoft.Build.Runtime The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by

This package delivers a complete executable copy of MSBuild. Reference this package only if your application needs to load projects or execute in-process builds without requiring installation of MSBuild. Successfully evaluating projects using this package requires aggregating additional components (like the compilers) into an application directory.

Microsoft.SqlServer.DacFx The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by

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

Microsoft.DotNet.Cli.Utils The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by

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A little utility to perform design-time builds of .NET projects without having to think too hard about it. Should work with any project type on any .NET runtime.

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17.8.3 11,192 11/14/2023
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17.6.3 151,130 5/16/2023
17.5.0 752,857 2/28/2023
17.4.0 175,554 11/11/2022
17.3.2 9,463,455 10/14/2022
17.3.1 165,097 8/24/2022
17.3.0 22,855 8/24/2022
17.2.2 1,840 10/14/2022
17.2.0 763,561 5/11/2022
17.1.0 1,593,356 3/8/2022
17.0.1 6,589 10/14/2022
17.0.0 19,780,066 11/8/2021
16.11.0 516,464 8/19/2021
16.10.0 581,222 5/25/2021
16.9.0 7,501,296 3/2/2021
16.8.0 4,913,431 11/11/2020
16.7.0 267,627 9/30/2020
16.6.0 550,841 6/9/2020
16.5.0 966,420 3/16/2020
16.4.0 714,972 12/4/2019
16.3.0 1,215,745 9/26/2019
16.0.461 1,937,023 4/3/2019
15.9.20 6,261,905 11/21/2018
15.8.166 2,919,652 8/14/2018
15.7.179 4,653,068 5/21/2018
15.7.0-preview-000145 3,974 4/10/2018
15.7.0-preview-000011-1378327 1,070,886 4/5/2018
15.6.85 74,533 4/5/2018
15.6.84 2,007 4/5/2018
15.6.82 1,502,373 2/26/2018
15.5.180 133,729 12/6/2017
15.5.179 12,782 12/6/2017
15.4.8 567,355 12/6/2017
15.3.409 39,969,948 8/11/2017
15.3.0-preview-000388-01 171,514 6/27/2017
15.3.0-preview-000117-01 126,048 5/9/2017
15.1.1012 335,985 4/11/2017
15.1.548 7,050,386 3/2/2017
15.1.0-preview-000545-01 23,971 2/7/2017
15.1.0-preview-000523-01 617,321 1/26/2017
15.1.0-preview-000458-02 1,022,796 12/14/2016
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