|NAntContrib Help Task Reference <gac>||v0.92-rc1|
[This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.]
Manipulates the contents of the global assembly cache.
This tasks provides some of the same functionality as the gacutil tool provided in the .NET Framework SDK.
Specifically, the <gac> task allows you to install assemblies into the cache and remove them from the cache.
Refer to the Global Assembly Cache Tool (Gacutil.exe) for more information.
|action||ActionTypes|| Defines the action to take with the assembly. The default is
|assembly||string||The name of a file that contains an assembly manifest.||False|
|failonerror||bool||Determines if task failure stops the build, or is just reported. The default is true.||False|
|if||bool||If true then the task will be executed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true.||False|
|timeout||int||The maximum amount of time the application is allowed to execute, expressed in milliseconds. Defaults to no time-out.||False|
|unless||bool|| Opposite of
|verbose||bool||Determines whether the task should report detailed build log messages. The default is false.||False|
|useruntimeengine||bool||Deprecated. Specifies whether the external program is a managed application which should be executed using a runtime engine, if configured. The default is false.||False|
Represents a command-line argument.
When passed to an external application, the argument will be quoted when appropriate. This does not apply to the
line parameter, which is always passed as is.
|dir||directory||The value for a directory-based command-line argument; will be replaced with the absolute path of the directory.||False|
|file||file||The name of a file as a single command-line argument; will be replaced with the absolute filename of the file.||False|
|if||bool||Indicates if the argument should be passed to the external program. If true then the argument will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is true.||False|
|line||string||List of command-line arguments; will be passed to the executable as is.||False|
|path||<path>|| The value for a PATH-like command-line argument; you can use ||False|
|unless||bool||Indicates if the argument should not be passed to the external program. If false then the argument will be passed; otherwise, skipped. The default is false.||False|
|value||string||A single command-line argument; can contain space characters.||False|
A single command-line argument containing a space character.
<arg value="-l -a" />
Two separate command-line arguments.
<arg line="-l -a" />
A single command-line argument with the value
\dir;\dir2;\dir3 on DOS-based systems and
/dir:/dir2:/dir3 on Unix-like systems.
<arg path="/dir;/dir2:\dir3" />
mydll.dll into the global assembly cache.
<gac assembly="mydll.dll" action="install" />
Removes the assembly
hello from the global assembly cache and the native image cache.
<gac assembly="hello" action="uninstall" />
Note that the previous command might remove more than one assembly from the assembly cache because the assembly name is not fully specified. For example, if both version 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 of
hello are installed in the cache, both of the assemblies will be removed from the global assembly cache.
Use the following example to avoid removing more than one assembly. This command removes only the hello assembly that matches the fully specified version number, culture, and public key.
<gac assembly="hello,Version=188.8.131.52,Culture=de,PublicKeyToken=45e343aae32233ca" action="uninstall" />