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add custom tool support to shared projects

Both VS 2013 U4 and VS 2015 Preview does not seem to support custom tools in shared projects. That makes it impossible to use shared projects with many useful single file generators, including those shipped with Visual Studio (RESX, T4 Templates, etc.).

In our usecase we would like to use shared projects for shared data models. Normally these data models are specified in our schema DSL and we have MsBuild tasks that generate necessary source code. This approach is not applicable to shared projects because they are never built, however we could do the same with custom tool (single file generator). We tried to create single file generator specifically for shared project type Guid and used Design Data build action and our own generator as custom tool, but it does not have any effect in shared project.

Please, add custom tools support to shared projects. Thanks.

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