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How to: Create or Add Deployment Projects 

Deployment projects allow you to specify where and how your solution will be deployed both during and after development. A solution can contain multiple deployment projects and deployment projects can be configuration-dependent.

NoteNote

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 deployment project

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

  2. In the resulting Add 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 the type of deployment project you want to create. For more information, see Setup and Deployment Projects.

To add an existing deployment project to a solution

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

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

    NoteTip

    To see only deployment projects, select Setup and Deployment Projects in the Files of type box.

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