Jan Piotrowski (Sujan) created CB-13878:

             Summary: Enforce usage of specific version of MSBuildTools
                 Key: CB-13878
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-13878
             Project: Apache Cordova
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: cordova-windows
            Reporter: Jan Piotrowski (Sujan)
            Assignee: Jesse MacFadyen

With Visual Studio 2017 (15.5) you can't build Win8.1 projects any more, see 
There are also problems with standalone MSBuild versions you can install.
The MSBuildTools selection mechanism that is currently used is not prepared to 
handle that in any way - it chooses one MSBuildTool version, then checks if it 
can build the projects and proceeds or fails.

There is the workaround that VSINSTALLDIR can be used to force a specific VS 
2017+ installation where it then tries to find a MSBuildTool installation in a 
specific folder, but this is also very unreliable.

This issue proposes a new ENV var that can be used to point to the exact 
MSBuildTool instance that should be used. This way it will be possible to use 
the VS2015 build tools while VS2017 is installed etc.

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