Starting and Stopping NPanday .NET Build Tool

This section provides a quick-reference for when you need to start and stop the NPanday .NET Build Tool
(for example, if you want to start the tool after you have already been inside Visual Studio working,
or if you want to stop the tool but keep Visual Studio open).

Starting the Build Tool

While you can go from the instructions for opening and loading your Project/Solution to using the NPanday .NET Build Tool with Visual Studio,
there are times when you may want to start the tool after you have already been inside Visual Studio working. Also,
if you load a new version of the NPanday .NET Build Tool, you should clear Visual Studio's cache before you start the tool.
The table, below, explains how to start the tool in each of these situations:

If you want to clear Visual Studio's cache of any previous versions of the tool before you start,

1 Use the following command to clear Visual Studio's cache of any previous versions of the tool:

<<<devenv /ResetAddin NPanday.VisualStudio.Addin>>>

2 Open Visual Studio.

3 Click Tools > NPanday Build System to load the NPanday add-in.

4 Continue by opening your project and then loading your solution, as explained in {load_project.html} Loading Project/Solution.

If you are starting the NPanday .NET Build Tool from inside Visual Studio:

1 Open Visual Studio.

2 Click Tools > NPanday Build System to start the Maven embedded server.

3 Continue by opening your project and then loading your solution, as explained in {load_project.html} Loading Project/Solution.

Stopping the Build Tool

There are two ways to stop the NPanday .NET Build Tool. The first is to click Tools>Add-in Manager then de-select the checkbox
for NPanday .NET Build Tool to stop the Maven embedded server. Another way is to simply exit Visual Studio, which shuts down the Tool
and the embedded Maven server automatically.

<<Note>>: If an abnormal shutdown of Visual Studio occurs, you must reboot to ensure both the Build Tool and the embedded Maven server have stopped.

Last edited Mar 6, 2009 at 7:02 AM by jocaba, version 1

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