Is there a way to compile a .vbproj or .csproj project file directly, just like Visual Studio does?
When you compile in Visual Studio, the "output" window shows the actual call to the compiler, which normally looks like:
vbc.exe [bunch of options] [looooong list of .vb files]
I would like to programatically call "something" that would take the .vbproj file and do whatever Visual Studio does to generate this long command line. I know i could parse the .vbproj myself and generate that command line, but I'd rather save myself all the reverse engineering and trial-and-error...
Is there a tool to do this? I'd rather be able to do it in a machine without having Visual Studio installed. However, if there's a way to call Visual Studio with some parameters to do it, then that'll be fine too.
I looked briefly at MSBuild, and it looks like it works from a .proj project file that i'd have to make especially, and that I'd need to update every time I add a file to the .vbproj file. (I did look briefly at it, so it's very likely I missed something important)
Any help will be greatly appreciated