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erotavlas-3755 asked LanHuang-MSFT answered

How do I include files external to solution directory in web deploy package?

Referring to this document
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/host-and-deploy/visual-studio-publish-profiles?view=aspnetcore-5.0

Does this instruction for including files work for ASP.NET framework publish profile? If not is there an equivalent document for ASP.NET Framework?

I tried adding that section to my publish profile <ResolvedFileToPublish>
But nothing happened. My file did not get copied.

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LanHuang-MSFT answered

Hi @erotavlas-3755,
The following link is about ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio: Deploying Extra Files:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/web-forms/overview/deployment/visual-studio-web-deployment/deploying-extra-files

In Visual Studio, open Staging.pubxml.
At the end of the file, before the closing </Project> tag, add the following markup:

 <ItemGroup>
       <_CustomFiles Include="..\ExtraFiles\**\*" />
       <FilesForPackagingFromProject Include="%(_CustomFiles.Identity)">
         <DestinationRelativePath>%(RecursiveDir)%(Filename)%(Extension)</DestinationRelativePath>
       </FilesForPackagingFromProject>
 </ItemGroup>

Best regards,
Lan Huang


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