I just came across a posting by Thomas Ardal on the MSDN Forums. He has create a new CodePlex project called “MSBuildShellExtension“. It is a Windows shell add-in that allows you to build without opening up Visual Studio 2005. Here’s the project description from CodePlex:
“MSBuild shell extension gives you what you’ve always wanted: A way of cleaning, building and rebuilding your .net projects from the explorer without needing to open Visual Studio 2005 or the Visual Studio 2005 Command Prompt. “
It looks pretty good. I’m going to download it now and check it out.
Update: I fat-fingered Thomas’ name, sorry about that 🙂