How do I add a build script to the project?
Fake is a DSL for build tasks that is modular, extensible and easy to start with. Fake allows you to easily build, bundle, deploy your app and more by executing a single command.
The standard template comes with a FAKE script by default, and this recipe only applies to the minimal template.
Before moving on, we recommend migrating to Paket. In fact, this is a prerequisite for this recipe. It is possible to use FAKE without Paket by creating an executable instead of a script file, however this will not be covered in this recipe.
If you’re not using Paket to handle your dependencies, go through the Migrate to Paket recipe before continuing.
1. The Build Dependencies
Paste the following at the end of your
paket.dependencies file, which is at the root of the solution.
group Build source https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json framework: netstandard2.0 storage: none nuget FSharp.Core nuget Fake.Core.Target nuget Fake.DotNet.Cli nuget Fake.IO.FileSystem
paket installto install these dependencies.
2. Fake CLI Tool
Run the following commands at the root folder of your solution to install FAKE as a local tool:
dotnet tool install fake-cli dotnet tool restore
3. The Build Script
Add an F# script file to the root folder of your solution named
build.fsx and paste the following code into it.
The script builds publishes the client and server appliations in their production / release modes, and copies the outputs of both into a
deploy folder at the root of the repository.
To learn more about targets and FAKE in general, see Getting Started with FAKE.
#r "paket: groupref build //" #load "./.fake/build.fsx/intellisense.fsx" #r "netstandard" open Fake.Core open Fake.Core.TargetOperators open Fake.DotNet open Fake.IO Target.initEnvironment () let serverPath = Path.getFullName "./src/Server" let clientPath = Path.getFullName "./src/Client" let deployDir = Path.getFullName "./deploy" let npm args workingDir = let npmPath = ProcessUtils.tryFindFileOnPath "npm" |> Option.get let arguments = args |> String.split ' ' |> Arguments.OfArgs Command.RawCommand (npmPath, arguments) |> CreateProcess.fromCommand |> CreateProcess.withWorkingDirectory workingDir |> CreateProcess.ensureExitCode |> Proc.run |> ignore let dotnet cmd workingDir = DotNet.exec (DotNet.Options.withWorkingDirectory workingDir) cmd "" Target.create "Bundle" (fun _ -> Shell.cleanDir deployDir npm "install" clientPath dotnet (sprintf "publish -c Release -o \"%s\"" deployDir) serverPath npm "run build" clientPath ) "Clean" ==> "InstallClient" ==> "Bundle" Target.runOrDefaultWithArguments "Bundle"
4. Build the Application
You can now build your application by running the following command at the root directory of your solution:
dotnet fake build