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Issue 12.2 ('Inefficiencies')
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Build Automation

Automate tasks for each build

Issue: 12.2 (March/April 2014)
Author: Seth Verrinder
Author Bio: Seth is a consultant who uses Xojo every day in his job at BKeeney Software, Inc.
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Starting Page Number: 60
Article Number: 12211
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One benefit of the licensing changes introduced along with Xojo is that features that used to only be available in the more expensive editions are now available to everyone. Container controls are one such feature and they’re incredibly useful. Build Steps are another, and that’s what I’m going to show you in this article.

For many projects there are certain tasks that you need to perform every time you do a build. For example, you might have a collection of images that needs to be copied into the Resources directory or moved inside the bundle on Mac OS. If your application depends on a DLL or a static library that’s not wrapped by a Xojo plugin, then you may want to put that into your Libs folder.

There are a couple ways you can approach this:

Create a script that you can invoke after each build using a build step

Add build steps to automate the process

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