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How to: Create or Add a Cab Project 

Cab projects are used to create cabinet (.cab) files that can be used to download components to a Web browser. This option should be used when you want code to run on a client computer instead of on a server.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To create a new Cab project

  1. On the File menu, click New, then Project.

  2. In the resulting New Project dialog box, in the Project types pane, open the Other Project Types node and select Setup and Deployment Projects.

  3. In the Templates pane, choose Cab Project.

To add an existing Cab project to a solution

  1. On the File menu, point to Add, and then click Existing Project.

  2. In the resulting Add Existing Project dialog box, browse to the location of the Cab project and click Open.

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