I want to exclude NuGet xml files from the project's build output

t-nishino 20 Reputation points

When building a project with Visual Studio, xml files with the same names as the NuGet dll files is output, but since it is unnecessary for release builds, I would like to prevent it from being output.

If *.xml is specified in AllowedReferenceRelatedFileExtensions, the config file of the referenced class library project will also be excluded, so it cannot be used.

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 27,096 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @t-nishino

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A! 

    Please right-click on your project node in the solution explorer > Properties > Build Events > add a Post-build event command line:

    del "$(TargetDir)YourAssembly.xml" 

    Note: please replace YourAssembly.xml with the name of the file you want to exclude. 



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