FinalBuilder Task

The FinalBuilder Task allows you to invoke FinalBuilder build projects as part of a CruiseControl.NET integration project. FinalBuilder is a commercial build and release management solution for Windows software developers and SCM professionals, developed and marketed by VSoft Technologies (


Available from version 1.3


Minimalist example

2  <ProjectFile>C:\Projects\BuildProject\Build Process.fbz5</ProjectFile>

Full example

 2  <ProjectFile>C:\Projects\BuildProject\Build Process.fbz5</ProjectFile>
 3  <FBVersion>5</FBVersion>
 4  <ShowBanner>false</ShowBanner>
 5  <FBVariables>
 6    <FBVariable name="IsContinuousIntegrationBuild" value="True" />
 7  </FBVariables>
 8  <Timeout>3600</Timeout>
 9  <DontWriteToLog>true</DontWriteToLog>

Configuration Elements

Element Description Type Required Default Version
description Description used for the visualisation of the buildstage, if left empty the process name will be shown. String No The task/publisher name. 1.5
DontWriteToLog Disable output to the FinalBuilder project log file. Boolean No false 1.3
dynamicValues The dynamic values to use for the task. Dynamic Values array No None 1.5
environment A set of environment variables set for commands that are executed.
Each variable should be specified as
1<variable name="name" value="value" />

Environment Variable array No
FBCMDPath The absolute path to FBCMD.EXE.
If this value is not set, then the value will be generated using either FBVersion or the project file.
String No Generated 1.3
FBVariables One or more FBVariable elements to pass to FinalBuilder. FBVariable array No None 1.3
FBVersion Use this element to explicitly specify a version of FinalBuilder to run (for instance, you could force a FinalBuilder 4 project to run in FinalBuilder 5.)
If this element is not specified, the FinalBuilder version is determined automatically from the project file name (recommended.)
Int32 No Generated 1.3
ProjectFile The full path of the FinalBuilder project to run. String Yes n/a 1.3
ShowBanner Specify 'true' to enable the "banner" at the top of the FinalBuilder console output. Boolean No false 1.3
Timeout The number of seconds to wait before assuming that the FinalBuilder project has hung and should be killed. Int32 No 0 1.3
UseTemporaryLogFile Log to a temporary log file which is deleted when the project closes. Overrides DontWriteToLog.
Use this option instead of DontWriteToLog if you still want to be able to use the Export Log action, but don't want the log file to be updated.
Boolean No false 1.3


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I format output to the CruiseControl.NET web dashboard?

At the moment, output from the FinalBuilder Task is plain text. We are planning to change this so that the task outputs XML which can be easily used with the various CruiseControl.NET publishers. In the meantime, it is possible to use the FinalBuilder Export Log Action to export an XML file, which can then be incorporated via the File Merge Task.

Which FinalBuilder version do I need?

The task will work with FinalBuilder versions 3, 4, and 5. However, because the task uses the FBCMD command line utility, users of FinalBuilder 3 and 4 will need the Professional Edition. FinalBuilder 5 users can use either the Standard or Professional editions. A free 30 day trial download is available.

Integration Properties

Label Description Example Version
CCNetArtifactDirectory The project artifact directory (as an absolute path) C:\Program Files\CruiseControl.NET\Server\MyProject\Artifacts 1.0
CCNetBuildCondition The condition used to trigger the build, indicating if the build was triggered by new modifications or if it was forced. Legal values are: IfModificationExists or ForceBuild ForceBuild 1.0
CCNetBuildDate The date of the build (in yyyy-MM-dd format) 2005-08-10 1.0
CCNetBuildTime The time of the start of the build (in HH:mm:ss format) 08:45:12 1.0
CCNetFailureTasks The list of name of tasks which have contributed to the current build failure. When the description of the task is filled in, this will be shown. Exec Task 1.7
CCNetFailureUsers The list of users who have contributed modifications to a sequence of builds that has failed. John, Smith 1.0
CCNetIntegrationStatus The status of the current integration. Could be Success, Failure, Exception or Unknown Success 1.0
CCNetLabel The label used to identify the CCNet build. This label is generated by the CCNet labeller. 1.0
CCNetLastIntegrationStatus The status of the previous integration. Could be Success, Failure, Exception or Unknown Success 1.0
CCNetListenerFile View build progress : task output that shows how far the build is c:\Project\Artifact\listener.xml 1.4.0
CCNetModifyingUsers The list of users who have contributed to the current build only Smith 1.0
CCNetNumericLabel Contains the label as an integer if conversion is possible, otherwise zero. 1 1.0
CCNetProject The name of the CCNet project that is being integrated. MyProject 1.0
CCNetProjectUrl The URL where the project is located http://myhost/ccnet/server/ 1.0
CCNetRequestSource The source of the integration request; this will generally be the name of the trigger that raised the request. IntervalTrigger 1.1.0
CCNetUser The user who forced the build. If security is off, or the build is not forced, then this will not be set. John Doe 1.5.0
CCNetWorkingDirectory The project working directory (as an absolute path) C:\Program Files\CruiseControl.NET\Server\MyProject\WorkingDirectory 1.0

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Documentation generated on Monday, 26 May 2014 at 7:18:04 AM