How to: Set SharePoint Deployment Commands

You can customize the deployment process by setting pre-deployment and post-deployment commands. These commands run before and after other deployment actions when you debug SharePoint solutions from Visual Studio.

To add a pre-deployment command

  1. On the menu bar, choose Project, ProjectName Properties.

  2. Choose the SharePoint tab.

  3. In the Pre-deployment Command Line text box, enter MS-DOS or MSBuild commands to customize this step.

    For example, to list the directory contents before deployment is completed, enter dir.

To add a post-deployment command

  1. On the menu bar, choose Project, ProjectName Properties.

  2. Choose the SharePoint tab.

  3. In the Post-deployment Command Line text box, enter MS-DOS or MSBuild commands to customize this step.

    For example, to list the directory contents after deployment is completed, enter dir. To use a MSBuild variable to copy the assembly from the build directory, enter copy $(TargetPath) c:\DeploymentDirectory.

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