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I'm a little confused on the Azure Pipeline steps. My solutions has many projects and one UI project that contains both an ASP.Net-Core WebApi/MVC with Angular.

the Build Solution builds similar to the

steps:
- task: VSBuild@1
  displayName: 'Build solution'
  inputs:
    solution: '$(Parameters.solution)'
    msbuildArgs: '/p:DeployOnBuild=true 
      /p:WebPublishMethod=Package 
      /p:PackageAsSingleFile=true 
      /p:SkipInvalidConfigurations=true 
      /p:PackageLocation="$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)\\"'
    platform: '$(BuildPlatform)'
    configuration: '$(BuildConfiguration)'

The default Publish Artifact is:

steps:
- task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
  displayName: 'Publish Artifact: drop'
  inputs:
    PathtoPublish: '$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)'
  condition: succeededOrFailed()

I'd like to do something with 2 artifacts (this doesn't work):

steps:
- task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
  displayName: 'Publish Artifact: webapi'
  inputs:
    PathtoPublish: '$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)\\MVCProject\bin\$(BuildConfiguration)\netcorapp2.2'
    ArtifactName: webapi
  condition: succeededOrFailed()

steps:
- task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
  displayName: 'Publish Artifact: angular'
  inputs:
    PathtoPublish: '$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)\\MVCProject\clientapp\dist'
    ArtifactName: angular
  condition: succeededOrFailed()

What am I missing / What the right/better way to do this. (moving angular out of the project does not solve this problem, and we aren't ready for that yet)

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  • Did you solve this? I've ran into a similar decision. FWIW I went the other way, that is: a single artifact with multiple packages. I ran into all sorts of issues with this as it seems to confuse the release pipeline and it's any persons' guess as to which application is deployed where... Nov 7 '19 at 11:58
  • @StePammenter Yes I did (finally). Answer incoming. Nov 20 '19 at 1:23
  • Thanks for getting back. As it turned out for me, my fault was in copying the same Azure function settings, not with the pipeline itself! Nov 20 '19 at 10:50
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Here is my YAML for multiple artifacts from a single build.

pool:
  name: Hosted Windows 2019 with VS2019
  demands:
  - msbuild
  - visualstudio
  - vstest
  - npm

steps:
- task: NuGetToolInstaller@0
  displayName: 'Use NuGet 4.4.1'
  inputs:
    versionSpec: 4.4.1

- task: NuGetCommand@2
  displayName: 'NuGet restore'
  inputs:
    restoreSolution: '$(Parameters.solution)'

- task: VSBuild@1
  displayName: 'Build solution WebApi'
  inputs:
    solution: '$(Parameters.solution)'
    msbuildArgs: '/p:DeployOnBuild=true /p:WebPublishMethod=Package /p:PackageAsSingleFile=true /p:SkipInvalidConfigurations=true /p:PackageLocation="$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)\\"'
    platform: '$(BuildPlatform)'
    configuration: '$(BuildConfiguration)'
    msbuildArchitecture: x64

- task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
  displayName: 'Publish Artifact: WebApi'
  inputs:
    PathtoPublish: '$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)'
    ArtifactName: 'dotnet-webapi'
  condition: succeededOrFailed()

- task: DeleteFiles@1
  displayName: 'Delete build.artifactstagingdirectory for Angular'
  inputs:
    SourceFolder: '$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)'
    Contents: '**'

- task: Npm@1
  displayName: 'npm install'
  inputs:
    workingDir: project/ClientApp
    verbose: false

- task: Npm@1
  displayName: 'npm run prod-build'
  inputs:
    command: custom
    workingDir: project/ClientApp
    verbose: false
    customCommand: 'run prod-build'

- task: Npm@1
  displayName: 'npm run dev-build'
  inputs:
    command: custom
    workingDir: project/ClientApp
    verbose: false
    customCommand: 'run prod-dev'
  enabled: false

- task: CopyFiles@2
  displayName: 'Copy Angular/Dist to build.artifactstagingdirectory'
  inputs:
    SourceFolder: project/ClientApp/dist/ClientApp
    Contents: |
     **
     !config.json
    TargetFolder: '$(build.artifactstagingdirectory)'

- task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
  displayName: 'Publish Artifact: Angular'
  inputs:
    ArtifactName: angular

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  • In a release pipeline, how would you specify which Build Artifact to use?
    – Dbloom
    Apr 10 '20 at 0:19
  • 1
    @Dbloom Both artifacts are available when you select a folder/archive/package in the release pipeline task. So I just select the one I need for the correct release task. Jul 8 '20 at 22:10
2

I managed to get Erik's approach working which is great.

I then wondered if I could simplify it so instead of deleting the content how about put each artifact in a sub folder of the $(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory) So by just appending /Api or /App I could create specific publish folders that I could then push onto the azure pipeline.

You can then have as many artifacts as you need :)

The important parts to take from this are that publishWebProjects needs to be set to false or it defaults to true and then ignores the projects line below, and the output path puts the content in a sub folder.

 # This need to be false in order for the specific project to be published
 publishWebProjects: False
 projects: '**/DevOpsApp.csproj'
 arguments: '--configuration $(BuildConfiguration) --output $(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)/App'

and pathtoPublish need to then point to the sub folder

pathtoPublish: '$(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)/App'

Full example file below

# ASP.NET Core
# Build and test ASP.NET Core projects targeting .NET Core.
# Add steps that run tests, create a NuGet package, deploy, and more:
# https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/devops/pipelines/languages/dotnet-core

trigger:
- develop

pool:
  vmImage: 'ubuntu-latest'

variables:
    buildConfiguration: 'Release'
    versionNumber: 1.0.0

name: $(versionNumber)-wip-$(Rev:r)

#----------------------------------------------------------
# Web API Build and Artifact
#----------------------------------------------------------

steps:
- task: DotNetCoreCLI@2
  displayName: 'Build'
  inputs:
    command: 'build'
    projects: '**/DevOpsApi.csproj'
    arguments: '--configuration $(buildConfiguration)'

- task: DotNetCoreCLI@2
  inputs:
    command: 'test'
    projects: '**/*Tests.csproj'
    arguments: '--configuration $(buildConfiguration)'
    testRunTitle: 'Unit Tests'

# Publish the artifact
- task: DotNetCoreCLI@2
  inputs:
    command: 'publish'
    # This need to be false in order for the specific project to be published
    publishWebProjects: False
    projects: '**/DevOpsApi.csproj'
    arguments: '--configuration $(BuildConfiguration) --output $(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)/Api'
    zipAfterPublish: True

# Publish the artifact for the pipelines to use
- task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
  displayName: 'Publishing WebAPI Artifact'
  inputs:
    pathtoPublish: '$(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)/Api' 
    artifactName: 'TestWebApi-Wip'

#----------------------------------------------------------
# Web APP Build and Artifact
#----------------------------------------------------------

- task: DotNetCoreCLI@2
  displayName: 'Build'
  inputs:
    command: 'build'
    projects: '**/DevOpsApp.csproj'
    arguments: '--configuration $(buildConfiguration)'

# Publish the artifact
- task: DotNetCoreCLI@2
  inputs:
    command: 'publish'
    # This need to be false in order for the specific project to be published
    publishWebProjects: False
    projects: '**/DevOpsApp.csproj'
    arguments: '--configuration $(BuildConfiguration) --output $(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)/App'
    zipAfterPublish: True

# Publish the artifact for the pipelines to use
- task: PublishBuildArtifacts@1
  displayName: 'Publishing WebAPP Artifact'
  inputs:
    pathtoPublish: '$(Build.ArtifactStagingDirectory)/App' 
    artifactName: 'TestWebApp-Wip'

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