How to access SolutionDir from post build event in bamboo?

Does anyone know how to access Solution Variables such as "$SolutionDir" from VS in bamboo? You cannot define a custom variable in bamboo = to SolutionDir so I am stuck. Any ideas please.

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The variable itself cannot be used in bamboo, but you can hardcode the solutiondir by using the workspace directory and the relative file of you sln. Or you can define a bamboo variable and use that as a environment variabe. VS allows you to use environment variables with the $() syntax.

But please explain why you need that. Maybe there is another way of achieving the same.

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What I am attempting is to get the value to $(SolutionDir) from the post build event that is defined in the .csproj file. What happens is that when the post build steps goes to run in bamboo the $(SolutionDir) is not defined so when bamboo tries to use that variable it has no value so it actually substitutes an extra ../ to the path and the .file that is trying to be copied is not found.

Since Bamboo only allows alphanumeric variables I cannot predefine $(SolutionDir) in bamboo which should be changed in my opinion. As a result the build fails and reports an unsuccessful status. I know I can modify the .csproj file but that defeats the purpose of the $(SolutionDir).

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