Extending a built-in task
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Posted By:   Krishnan_Kannan
Posted On:   Tuesday, October 30, 2001 03:04 PM

1. Is it possible to extend a built in task like to do specific things ?.

2. If extending a built-in task is not possible, is it possible to call a built in task from my own task ?.

Re: Extending a built-in task

Posted By:   Erik_Hatcher  
Posted On:   Tuesday, October 30, 2001 05:45 PM

The and tasks both are built by extending the task - so you certainly can extend . I'd encourage you to dig into Ant's source code to see how it was done.

You can also call tasks from within a custom task. Have a look at the and tasks - these are "meta" tasks that run other tasks. Really all that is needed is to instantiate a built-in task and call its execute() method (setting the appropriate properties beforehand, of course).

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