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run custom tool not available in shared project?

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  • Hi there,

    I´m building a Universal App and are unable to run a custom tool for a .resw file when it´s placed in the shared Project. Why is this? Is there a workaround for it?

    When I look at the file Properties in a shared Project, there is no property "custom tool" or "custom tool namespace"

    Thx for your help,

    Till

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:21 AM

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  • I'm not familiar with ReswFileCodeGenerator and can't help with it. You can ask its authors on their codeplex discussion page.

    You can take a look at what it sets for custom build steps in a Windows or Windows Phone specific project and then copy those.

    Monday, September 22, 2014 7:31 PM
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  • Set it in the build properties for the platform specific project. You cannot build the shared project directly.
    Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:04 PM
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  • Hey Rob,

    Thx for your quick Reply!

    So you mean I can go to my Project Properties -> Build Events and write the command myself?

    Sounds reasonable, but I don´t know how the console commands would look like for calling the ReswFileCodeGenerator Extension https://reswcodegen.codeplex.com/

    There is no documentation like with the resgen.exe used when Setting ResxFileCodeGenerator http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ccec7sz1(v=vs.110).aspx

    Any ideas? I guess I´m not that deep into VS

    Monday, September 22, 2014 7:25 PM
  • I'm not familiar with ReswFileCodeGenerator and can't help with it. You can ask its authors on their codeplex discussion page.

    You can take a look at what it sets for custom build steps in a Windows or Windows Phone specific project and then copy those.

    Monday, September 22, 2014 7:31 PM
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  • Ok, guess I´ll ask there, as I allready tried to find the build steps by building with Diagnostic verbosity, but couldn´t find anything. The generation seems to be done instantly when saving the .resw file.

    As said, I´m not that deep into custom build tools. Any advice where I can search for the custom bild steps genereated by defining the custom tool?

    As a workaround I have the .resw file in a PCL

    [edit:] noticed, that there is allready the same (unanswered) question in the dicsussion forum: https://reswcodegen.codeplex.com/discussions/547613


    • Edited by TiBall Monday, September 22, 2014 8:43 PM
    Monday, September 22, 2014 8:35 PM
  • Did you find a solution to this issue?  There does not seem to be any documentation out there for the ReswFileCodeGenerator tool.
    Friday, December 19, 2014 5:01 PM
  • You need to talk to the author of the tool. It may need to be updated to support Universal app projects.
    Friday, December 19, 2014 5:25 PM
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