Martin Danner has done a great job of mapping out the firing order of Targets in Team Build 2008. He has posted this map to his blog.
“I had the good fortune of reviewing the upcoming book titled Inside the Microsoft® Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build. This book is an absolute must for anyone who is creating and customizing build definitions in Team Foundation Build. As part of my review process I created a map that lists the order of target invocation. I found this map very handy, so I’m posting it because I figure others will find it handy too.” – Martin Danner
This is a handy link to have if you are working with Team Build and want to understand the process flow.
I’ll also be checking out the Team Build book he reviewed. It look like the first book to cover MSBuild and Team Build thoroughly and is long overdue, but that’s for a later post.