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From "William G. Thompson, Jr." <wgt...@softcom.com>
Subject Re: building your own tasks
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2000 00:53:46 GMT
Michael Klein wrote:
> 
> Is there a way to build ANT tasks within the same project they're being used?  It seems
that regardless of where I put my <taskdef> directive, ANT
> tries to load the class that implements the task before it does anything else, so I get
the error:
> 
> taskdef class myclass cannot be found
> 
> I've tried the following, which doesn't work:
> 
>   <target name="buildtasks">
>     -- build the task classes here --
>   </target>
> 
>   <target name="usetasks" depends="buildtasks">
>     <taskdef name="mytask" classname="..."/>
>     <mytask .../>
>   </target>
> 
> but it seems to try to load the 'mytask' classes before building them.
> 
> -mike

I've run into the same problem.  The solution for me was to just build
the custom task seperately, and make sure the new task is in ant's
classpath.

Bill

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