Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core 17.8.3

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.NET 8.0 .NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.7.2
dotnet add package Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core --version 17.8.3
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core -Version 17.8.3
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core" Version="17.8.3" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core --version 17.8.3
#r "nuget: Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core, 17.8.3"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core&version=17.8.3

// Install Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core&version=17.8.3


This package contains Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core.dll, which defines helper functionality for MSBuild extenders, including

  • Task, a base class for custom tasks,
  • ToolTask, a base class for tasks that run a command-line tool, and
  • Logger, a base class for custom logging functionality.

netstandard2.0 target

The netstandard2.0 target of this build is configured only to output reference assemblies; at runtime MSBuild will be net8.0 or net472. Please use the net8.0-targeted assemblies for .NET 8+ scenarios.

For context, see

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
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The Microsoft SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) is a component which provides application lifecycle services for database development and management for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases. DacFx supports various database deployment and management scenarios for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases including extracting / exporting a live database to a DAC package, deploying a DAC package to a new or existing database, and migrating from on-premises to Microsoft Azure. This functionality is exposed via the DacFx API. DacFx can target SQL Server 2008 and newer, as well as Microsoft Azure SQL. This nuget package is a lightweight version of DacFx. If you would like to use the command-line utility SqlPackage.exe for creating and deploying .dacpac and .bacpac packages, please download SqlPackage.exe for Windows, macOS, or Linux from

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An MSBuild logger that can be passed to MSBuild to record a detailed structured log file. See usage example at:


A little utility to perform design-time builds of .NET projects without having to think too hard about it. Should work with any project type on any .NET runtime.

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16.10.0 1,074,433 5/25/2021
16.9.0 7,390,387 3/2/2021
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16.6.0 635,349 6/9/2020
16.5.0 1,027,560 3/16/2020
16.4.0 1,294,773 12/4/2019
16.3.0 1,642,409 9/26/2019
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