Team Foundation Build (TFBuild) task for easy updating of assembly information.
This build task updates all AssemblyInfo files while your build is running. There is no more need to adjust each attribute of each project in your solution manually. Just leave them as they are and let the build process do the work.
The build task can also be very helpful if you want to update your version number automatically. For example, you can use GitVersion.exe to calculate the next version number and then use this build task to add it to each AssemblyInfo file (yes, GitVersion.exe also offers an AssemblyInfo update mechanism, but it does currently not let you define the schema of the Version and FileVersion attribute).
If an attribute is not configured (left empty) in the build task configuration, it will be skipped for update and therefore the original value will be kept.
If a file does not contain a specific attribute, the attribute is not added to the file. This is to prevent a build failure in case of projects with multiple AssemblyInfo files.
The build task updates all files that match the
If the file pattern is left empty, the build task updates all AssemblyInfo.cs and AssemblyInfo.vb files.
In case you have a GlobalAssemblyInfo file, you can adjust the
If you only want to update specific files, you can adjust the
It is also possible to add the build task multiple times to update different files with different content.
You can also update any other assembly attribute via the Custom attributes field using the pattern 'AssemblyAttribute=value', each key-value pair separated by a semicolon (e.g. 'FirstNameAssemblyAttribute=John;LastNameAssemblyAttribute=Doe').