It is an MSBuild logger that can be passed to MSBuild during a build and it records information about everything that happens in the build. But instead of just dumping everything into a huge text file it preserves the structure and relationships between elements, and lets you save and open the structured log in .xml format. This has significant advantages to help you understand and navigate large build logs.
It’s easy to install and auto-updates itself. You can open a log file directory or it will build your project and show you the results in a friendly and searchable tree format:
Here’s a more complex multi-project example. You can see what ran, what didn’t, dependencies, and the logs themselves.
- https://github.com/MobileEssentials/MSBuilder – reusable blocks of MSBuild helpers
- MSBuild Sidekick
- https://github.com/KirillOsenkov/MSBuildTools – install from Chocolatey
cinst MSBuildDumper– very quick tool to dump properties and items of a project.
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