FAKE – F# Make (Part 1: Install fake)

In this tutorial you will learn how to set up a complete build infrastructure with “FAKE – F# Make”

In this tutorial you will learn how to set up a complete build infrastructure with “FAKE – F# Make””FAKE – F# Make” is completely written in F# and all build scripts will also be written in F#, but this doesn’t imply that you have to learn programming in F#. In fact the “FAKE – F# Make” syntax is hopefully very easy to learn.
There are various ways to install FAKE 5:
Install the ‘fake‘ or ‘fake-netcore‘ package for you system (currenty chocolatey)

Example choco install fake -pre
In Net Core, you use config and command below:Add <DotNetCliToolReference Include=”dotnet-fake” Version=”5.0.0-*” /> to your dependencies

 

<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk"> 
	<PropertyGroup>   
		<TargetFramework>netstandard2.0</TargetFramework> 
	</PropertyGroup>
	<ItemGroup>   
		<DotNetCliToolReference Include="dotnet-fake" Version="5.0.0-*" /> 
	</ItemGroup>
</Project>

Run dotnet fake … instead of fake …

Install fake as a global dotnet tool:

run dotnet tool install fake-cli -g –version=5.0.0-* to install fake globally or dotnet tool install fake-cli –tool-path your_tool_path –version=5.0.0-* to install fake into your_tool_path. Use –version to specify the version of fake.
If you use in other project C# via Visual Studio, you can download Fake.nupkg and add to project with structure below:

 

Root
	|_ Nuget 
		|_ FAKE.nupkg // Nuget Fake package 
	|_ build.bat // Batch script call F# to build project 
	|_ build.fsx // Script F#

The next tutorial will introduce how to edit and run scripts…

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