Project Options dialog and select
Build Events to see the following
From the tree on the left, select
Build Events and
Custom Build Steps.
Turning this option on will prevent FTN95 for Microsoft Visual
Studio .NET from performing the usual checks on module dependencies when a
project is built. Files will be built in the order in which they appear
in the solution explorer. Checks are still made to determine if a file
has to be built if
Build is selected. This is done by
checking the source file date/time stamp and comparing this with the object
file date/time stamp. If the file time is newer than the object time then
the file is built.
This option should normally be left as
No. Module dependencies should be
checked in most circumstances.
Build events provide the opportunity to perform user defined
tasks whilst the build process is underway. Typical uses would be to copy
files to a specific location or run a batch file. If multiple tasks have
to be perfomed during an individial build step a batch file should be written
and the batch file run. Any syntax that can be used as a single line
within a batch file can be used. When specifying a batch file to run, the
syntax 'call batchfile.bat' should be used. Any paths specified
are relative to the current working directory, this is by default the project
Build events are ran at the specified time. If there is an
entry for an event, that event is ran every build unless the specifed event is
excluded by use of the option below each event.
If for any reason a process ran by a build event should stop
responding, then selecting
Cancel from the
Build menu will stop the build event and
any child processes that may have been started as part of the build event.
This step is performed before references are updated and before
any files are compiled.
This step is performed after files have been compiled and before
the linker is invoked.
This step is performed after the link process has completed.
Excluding Build Events
Build events are normally run if an entry is provided for a
specific step. An option is provided under every build event to prevent a
step from running. Change this option to
Yes to prevent a step from being