/Deploy (devenv.exe)


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Deploys a solution after a build or rebuild. Applies to managed code projects only.


devenv SolutionName /deploy SolnConfigName [/project ProjName] [/projectconfig ProjConfigName] [/out LogFileName]


SolnConfigName Required. The name of the solution configuration that will be used to build the solution named in SolutionName.

SolutionName Required. The full path and name of the solution file.

/project ProjName Optional. The path and name of a project file within the solution. You can enter a relative path from the SolutionName folder to the project file, or the project's display name, or the full path and name of the project file.

/projectconfig ProjConfigName Optional. The name of a project build configuration to be used when building the /project named.


The specified project must be a deployment project. If the specified project is not a deployment project, when the project that has been built is passed to be deployed, it fails with an error.

Enclose strings that include spaces in double quotation marks.

Summary information for builds, including errors, can be displayed in the Command window, or in any log file specified with the /out switch.


This example deploys the project CSharpConsoleApp, using the Release project build configuration within the Release solution configuration of MySolution.

devenv "C:\Documents and Settings\someuser\My Documents\Visual Studio\Projects\MySolution\MySolution.sln" /deploy Release /project "CSharpWinApp\CSharpWinApp.csproj" /projectconfig Release

See Also

Devenv Command Line Switches /Project (devenv.exe) /Build (devenv.exe) /Clean (devenv.exe) /Rebuild (devenv.exe) /Out (devenv.exe)