VS2013 build fails without errors

I just had a case where my Visual Studio 2013 solution failed to build even though no errors were displayed in the output pane or the log. The same happened for all the other targets (Clean Solution etc.). Building from the command line using msbuild directly, on the other hand, worked fine. The solution (as in previous VS versions) was to delete the user-specific settings. So a quick:

del /s /q *.user

fixed the problem for me.

3 thoughts on “VS2013 build fails without errors”

  1. I tried this also after having an issue specifically with an Office App and had no luck. I get no errors and even on diagnostic verbosity levels the output window is useless. Strangely enough this is the only site I can find that mentions the issue.

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