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Spacely – Build feedback

With the introduction of the new build system, MS Build it is now possible to select how much feedback you get.

In the Environmental Options page of the Options dialog there is now a dropdown in the Compiling and Running group. By default the value is set to Normal.

As you can see in the screen shot there are 5 different settings for the build Verbosity.

This build output is created on the new Output tab in the messages window. Final build information is still available on the messages tab regardless of the Verbosity set.

I’ve built a sample application in Spacely and set the Verbosity to each setting. Click on the link to that particular setting to open up a text file with the saved output. The text file will open into a new browser window. For interest sake I’ve also put the size of the output file in the table below.

Quiet 0KB No text is output
Minimal 2KB Example file
Normal 3KB Example file
Detailed 7KB Example file
Diagnostic 19KB Example file

With one of these settings you should now be confident knowing what is actually being built when you hit the compile button.