Using Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe

The Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe package can be used to easily add issue management functionality to your Cake Frosting build.

See Setting Up A New Frosting Project for instructions how to create a new Cake Frosting project.

Add Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe to your Cake Frosting build

To use Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe in your Cake Frosting build you need to first add the NuGet package in your .csproj file:

<PackageReference Include="Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe" Version="1.0.0" />

Replace the version (1.0.0) with the version of Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe you want to use.

Register Cake.Issues tasks

To make Cake Issues tasks available to your Cake Frosting build you need to register them.

Add the following line to the bootstrapping code in the Main method of your Cake Frosting project:


The following bootstrapping code registers the Cake Issues tasks and also installs JetBrains InspectCode:

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using Cake.Frosting;
using Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe;

public static class Program
    public static int Main(string[] args)
        return new CakeHost()
            .InstallTool(new Uri("nuget:?package=JetBrains.ReSharper.CommandLineTools"))

Create build context

Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe provides a build context from which you need to inherit your custom build context. The build context contains configuration parameters, but also the state of the current running build, like for example all collected issues.

The following example creates a build context and defines that Cake Issues should use Cake.Git addin to determine state of the Git repository:

public class BuildContext : IssuesContext
    public BuildContext(ICakeContext context)
        : base(context, RepositoryInfoProviderType.CakeGit)

Passing issues to Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe

To make issues available to Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe you need pass the log files through the corresponding methods. The tasks need to also be a dependency of ReadIssuesTask provided by Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe.

In the following example a new task is introduced which runs JetBrains InspectCode and passes the log file to Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe:

public class RunInspectCodeTask : FrostingTask<BuildContext>
    public override void Run(BuildContext context)
        var inspectCodeLogFilePath = context.Parameters.OutputDirectory..CombineWithFilePath("inspectCode.log");

        // Run JetBrains InspectCode
            new InspectCodeSettings() {
                OutputFile = context.InspectCodeLogFilePath

        // Pass path to InspectCode log file to Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe

See configuration for a full list of available configuration parameters.

Calling issues tasks

Cake.Frosting.Issues.Recipe will add a bunch of tasks to your build script.

To add the issues functionality into your existing build pipeline you need to add ReadIssuesTask to your pipeline.

In the following example the Default task makes sure the main IssuesTask is executed:

public class DefaultTask : FrostingTask