Image with Microsoft Build Tools 2015 Preview installed

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16 Nov, 2014 10:11 PM


now that VS2015 is out, could we get an image / OS that has these build tools installed?

The VS2014CTP image is out of date too, should probably be deprecated.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 17 Nov, 2014 12:06 AM

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    Hi Damian,

    We'll do that early next week.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 18 Nov, 2014 06:04 AM

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    A new image with VS 2015 installed was deployed. You can select Visual Studio 2015 Preview on Environment tab of project settings or select it in appveyor.yml:

    os: Visual Studio 2015 Preview
  3. 3 Posted by dhickey on 19 Nov, 2014 04:02 PM

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    Great thx.

    I don't think you needed to install the full VS, just the build tools
    should have been enough?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 19 Nov, 2014 05:42 PM

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    I believe it depends on what kind of projects you are going to build. For example, WAP targets is a part of "Web Developer Tools" which comes with at least Express edition.

  5. 5 Posted by distantcam on 25 Nov, 2014 10:23 AM

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    Is there anything else that needs to be done to get this to work?

    My builds keep using msbuild 12 not 14.

  6. 6 Posted by dhickey on 25 Nov, 2014 02:16 PM

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    I think your build script / tools need to be aware of this tools version
    path. I've just recently added support for it in psake (if targeting
    -frameworkVersion 4.5.1) for example. I haven't tested this on appveyor yet

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 25 Nov, 2014 07:13 PM

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    We'll update the image to have MSBuild 14 in PATH by default, but in the meantime you can try adding:

      - set PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\14.0\Bin;%PATH%
  8. dhickey closed this discussion on 03 Jan, 2015 07:50 PM.

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