Excluding Files from a Project Output Group
When a project output group is added to a deployment project, all of the files within the project output group are added to the project. In some cases, you may not want all of the files to be deployed; to prevent them from being deployed, you can exclude them. For example, the Content Files output group for a Web project might contain a debug.htm file; to prevent this file from being deployed, you can exclude it.
To exclude files via the ExcludeFilter property
- In the Name column of the File System Editor, select a project output group.
- On the Action menu, choose ExcludeFilter.
The Filter dialog box will be displayed.
- In the Filter dialog box, click the Add Filter button.
The Add Filter dialog box will be displayed.
- In the Add Filter dialog box, type the name of the file or files to be excluded. The file extension must be included; wildcard characters can be used to exclude groups of files.
For example, you might type Debug.htm to exclude a specific file, or you might type *.txt to exclude all text files.
Note Files can also be excluded from a project in Solution Explorer. Files that are excluded from a project are not included in a project output group.