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From wolverine my <wolverine...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Classpath for Taskdef?
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2005 00:04:38 GMT
Hi, Antoine

It is working now and appreciate your help!

By the way, the manual
(http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTasks/taskdef.html) does not
mentioned these applicable nested elements... exactly where in the
documentation we can find such info?

On 4/24/05, Antoine Levy-Lambert <antoine@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello Wolverine My,
> 
> yes it is possible to extend the classpath for specific tasks. The
> <taskdef/> task supports the following attributes :
> 
> classpath
> classpathref,
> loaderref
> 
> classpathref will be followed by the ID of a path defined before in your
> build file with a construct like
> <path id="my.specific.classpath">
>     <pathelement location="some.jar"/>
>     <fileset dir="some.path">
>          <include name="**/*.jar"/>
>     </fileset>
> </path>
> <taskdef name="myspecifictask" classname="org.mybusiness.mytask"
> classpathref="my.specific.classpath"/>
> 
> Additionally, you can use the loaderref attribute, if you want to load
> different tasks/types using the same classloader.
> 
> In this case, all the taskdef/typedef using the specific classpath
> should have a loaderref attribute with the same value (For instance
> "myloader").
> The first taskdef/typedef which will be executed by ant should have the
> classpath or the classpathref attribute set.
> 
> (Not 100% sure about this last bit of explanation, but this is at least
> how I understand the code).
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Antoine
> 
> wolverine my wrote:
> 
> >Hi!
> >
> >There are times we have to explicity set the CLASSPATH before
> >executing Ant, e.g. specifying the 3rd party JAR where the new Ant
> >task is defined. Otherwise, we will hit the error 'taskdef class
> >ZKMTask cannot be found'.
> >
> >May I know if we are able to set the CLASSPATH for <Taskdef> so that
> >we don't have to remind ourselve everytime we build the program?
> >
> >
> >
> 
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