Android Code Snippet Batch file for compiling multiple projects

Discussion in 'Code Snippets' started by PhilipBrown, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. PhilipBrown

    PhilipBrown Active Member Licensed User

    The following code is an example of how to use the command line tool to compile all projects contained in folders below the folder which holds this batch file. Save it with a .bat extension and double-click to run. It writes a summary of the results to a file called result.txt and the details of each compilation to detail.txt.

    Note that if the -Output parameter is not specified then no APK file will be produced.

    REM Compile projects in all folders below this one

    REM B4ABuilder.exe Parameters:
    REM -Task: What you want 
    to do. Possible values:
    REM   Build - Similar 
    to Release compilation (default value)
    REM   BuildLibrary - Similar 
    to Library compilation.
    REM -BaseFolder: The project folder. Default value 
    is the current folder.
    REM -Project: Main project 
    file. Can be omitted if there is only one b4a file in the base folder.
    REM -NoSign: 
    If True then the APK is not signed. Similar to Compile without signing option.
    REM -Obfuscate: 
    If True then the compiled APK will be obfuscated.
    REM -ShowWarnings: Whether 
    to list the compilation warnings.
    REM -Configuration : Build configuration.
    REM -Optimize : Whether 
    to include an optimization step during the byte conversion (dexer).
    REM -NoClean : Whether 
    to skip the project cleaning step.
    REM -Output : Compiled APK name (does 
    not affect libraries builds).

    SET b4abuilder=
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Anywhere Software\Basic4android\B4ABuilder.exe"

    REM Initialize output files
    ECHO Starting New Run %time% %date% > detail.txt
    ECHO Starting New Run %time% %date% > result.txt

    FOR /D %%i IN (*) DO (
    ECHO === Compiling %%i === >> detail.txt
    REM ECHO %b4abuilder% -Task=build -BaseFolder=%%i -Output=%%i.apk >> outputb4a.txt
    %b4abuilder% -Task=build -BaseFolder=%%i -Output=%%i.apk >> detail.txt

      echo %%i Failed >> result.txt
    ELSE (
      echo %%i Succeeded >> result.txt
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  2. Troberg

    Troberg Well-Known Member Licensed User


    It's good to know that I'm not the only one who remembers the ancient art of batch programming!
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