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Get incremental build number in TFS VisualStudio online

posted Apr 25, 2015, 6:16 PM by Jake Vosloo
I wanted incremental build numbers from VisualStudio online when automatically building and deploying to Google play store.

The build process file creates the buildnumber in the first line:

The $(Rev:xxx) defines the build number. When a build is completed, if nothing else in the build number has changed, the Rev integer value is incremented by one.

Although I could not find any documentation, it seems the Rev number has the following format:
rr formats it like ## so:
$(Rev:.r) is formatted as .1
$(Rev:.rr) is formatted as .01
$(Rev:rr) is formatted as 01