Applying build.number in sln2008 build runner

Does anyone know of a way to update the build version number in a C# project being built through the sln2008 build running? I'm wondering if I need to move to a NANT script to change my product version on each build.


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This is possible.You may reference it in MSBuild by $(build_number).
Secondly, you will need to update AssemblyInfo.cs(.vb) files to set the version.
You may write a custom task to generate AsseblyInfo file or to patch existing one.
Have a look to MSBuild Community tasks for a task to generate AsseblyInfo.cs

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