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Creating Pre and Post Build Events For Connector Creation

While building a custom connector using the CDK I found it time consuming to have to manually stop the SCRIBE Agent service, copy the connector .dll to the connector folder in the agent folder and restart the service. To over come this I added some pre and post build functions to my project in Visual Studio. Here is how you setup your development environment to automate all this:

1) Right click on your project and go to properties.
2) On left side go to Build Events.
3) In "Pre-build event command line" input this:
1:  net stop "Scribe Online Agent"  
2:  Exit /b 0  
4) In "Post-build event command line" input this:
1:  copy /Y "$(TargetDir)$(ProjectName).dll" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Scribe Software\AGENTNAME\Connectors\CONNECTORNAME\$(ProjectName).dll"  
2:  net start "Scribe Online Agent"  

Replace AGENTNAME with the name of your agent and CONNECTORNAME with the name of the folder where you place the DLL file.
What this will do is stop the service, build your connector, copy your connector to the agent folder and then start the service.


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