Adding an Azure WebJob causes build to fail

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12 Nov, 2014 07:33 PM

Adding an Azure WebJob project will cause the AppVeyor build to fail.

It looks like the build is expecting an appveyor.pubxml file that isn't there:

The value for PublishProfile is set to 'appveyor', expected to find the file at 'C:\projects\azurewebjobsample\WebJob1\Properties\PublishProfiles\appveyor.pubxml' but it could not be found.

Any suggestions on how to get this working?

I have a sample project setup here if that helps.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 12 Nov, 2014 07:46 PM

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    Look at this workaround:

    Our current issue is detecting WebJob projects inside the solution. Seems they are not using any specific project GUID. It looks like a regular console app, but VS somehow knows it's webjob.

  2. 2 Posted by jpapp on 14 Nov, 2014 04:24 PM

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    That workaround fixed our issue.

    I did notice that if the Microsoft.Web.WebJobs.Publish nuget package isn't in the console app project then everything will build fine, but once that nuget package is added then it fails. I don't know if that could help to determine if it's a WebJob project.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 14 Nov, 2014 05:20 PM

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    Thanks for the update!

    That's an interesting observation. I'd never thought about such a "weak" dependency. Will take a look.

  4. jpapp closed this discussion on 27 Jul, 2015 08:32 PM.

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