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From Janet Abdul-Karim <>
Subject Re: Need help on creating a task
Date Fri, 31 Jan 2003 05:08:31 GMT

In response to the 2nd email you sent me when I use the .getProject().getName() where does
that info come from.  Does it come from the .xml file where i did give the project the name.
 Maybe if I understood that I could understand how the class and the .xml file works.  thanks
in advance for all your help.
 Erik Hatcher <> wrote:Your best reference for Ant
tasks is Ant's own source code. Check 
Jakarta's CVS for details or download the Ant source distribution.

If you shared your example details with us, I'm sure we could help get 
you on the right track with it.

Chapter 19 of Java Development with Ant has this review about its Ant 
internals, and I of course wholeheartedly recommend it too:

"I'm planning on extending ANT to do specialized testing, so I intend 
to write custom tasks. I've learned more about ANT's internals reading 
4 PAGES (467-470)..." [than one of the other Ant books, won't mention 
here, no need go there]


On Thursday, January 30, 2003, at 09:17 PM, Janet Abdul-Karim wrote:
> I am having problems with creating my own task using ant. I have 
> looked at examples but they are not detailed enough to give me a 
> better idea of what I should do. I am suppose to create a java file 
> to extend class which I understand, but the other requirments like 
> getting the project name and description i don't understand. in my 
> .xml file i have the name of the project does the java class extract 
> the name from the .xml file.
> If someone can show me a better example of creating an ant task. I 
> would greatly appreciate it.
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