Configuring task runner
Visual Studio task runner integration is provided by the Cake extension for Visual Studio.
In order to use the task runner you must have Cake installed on your machine or in your solution.
To use Cake .NET Tool it needs to be installed globally:
dotnet tool install --global Cake.Tool
There is currently no support for task runner for Cake Frosting.
Install Cake using any of the following options:
On Windows using Chocolatey to install it globally:
choco install cake.portable
The task runner will automatically use a project-local copy of Cake if it is already present in the current directory or one of the default paths. However, at this time, it will not automatically download Cake for you.
There is currently no support for task runner for Cake runner for .NET Core.
|Cake .NET Tool||Only for global installations.|
|Cake runner for .NET Framework||
|Cake runner for .NET Core|
Using task runner
You can open the Task Runner Explorer window by right-clicking on the file from your Solution Explorer and choosing
Task Runner Explorer:
Individual tasks will be listed on the left:
Each task can be executed by double-clicking the task:
Task bindings make it possible to associate individual tasks with Visual Studio events such as
These bindings are stored in your