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This page describes how to configure a Bamboo task to use a Visual Studio (devenv.exe) executable.

To configure a Visual Studio task:

  1. Navigate to the Tasks configuration tab for the job (this will be the default job if creating a new plan).
  2. Click the name of the desired MSBuild task, or click Add Task and then Visual Studio if creating a new task.
  3. Complete the following settings:

    Visual Studio configuration

    Task Description
    A description of the task, which is displayed in Bamboo.


    The Visual Studio executable that is available to perform the task. The executable that you select will become one of the task's (and so, the job's) requirements.

    You can add other executables, if required.

    The name of the Visual Studio solution file that you want Bamboo to execute. For example: RegexDemo/RegexDemo.sln. You can also include variables (see Bamboo variables).

    Specify any Visual Studio command-line options that you want to include (e.g. /build Debug). You can also include variables (see Bamboo variables).

    Select the platform toolset required to compile your solution. This is provided as an argument to Vcvarsall.bat (see this MSDN article for more details).

  4. If required, specify environment variables and working directory settings:

    Environment Variables (Optional)
    Additional system environment variables that you want to pass to your build. Note that existing environment variables are automatically available to the executable. You can also include Bamboo global or build-specific variables (see Bamboo variables ).
    Multiple variables should be separated with spaces. Parameters with spaces must be quoted (e.g ANT_OPTS="-Xms200m -Xmx700m").

    Working Sub Directory (Optional) 
    An alternative subdirectory, relative to the job's root directory, where Bamboo will run the executable. The root directory contains everything checked out from the job's configured source repository. If you leave this field blank, Bamboo will look for build files in the root directory. This option is useful if your task has a build script in a subdirectory and the executable needs to be run from within that subdirectory.

    Run as Powershell script (Optional, Windows only)
    Check the 'Run as Powershell script' checkbox to run the script with Powershell instead of cmd.exe which interprets .bat files. The inline editor supports Powershell syntax.

  5. Click Save.

Last modified on Jul 20, 2017

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