I’ve been playing around with doing “desktop builds” with MSBuild. A “desktop build” is where you’d take the build script that describes a Team Foundation Server Team Build and run it on your local machine instead of through the TFS Build Server.
There’s a page on the MSDN site that tells you how to do this and gives you some suggestions for common command-line options for MSBuild. One of them is running your team build script without running the unit tests. The syntax they provide is “msbuild TfsBuild.proj /t:RunTest=false“.
I tried it and got the following error:
C:codeTeamBuildTypesMyProjectTFSBuild.proj : error MSB4057: The target “RunTest=false” does not exist in the project.
There’s a bug in the documentation. It should say “msbuild TfsBuild.proj /p:RunTest=false“ — /p instead of /t.