PackageAs Property
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PackageAs Property

Specifies whether to override the default packaging behavior for a selected file, assembly, or project output group.

The settings for the PackageAs property are:

Setting

Description

Default

Does not override the default packaging setting and packages the item as specified in the Deployment Project Properties dialog box.

Loose

Overrides the default packaging setting and packages the items as uncompressed files.

Security noteSecurity Note

The Loose files option should not be used for applications that will be distributed over the Web. Files packaged in this manner can be downloaded without any security prompt, creating a security risk for users. This option should never be used when the Web Bootstrapper is used.

Default packaging behavior is set by means of the Package Files option on the Build page of the Deployment Project Properties dialog box.

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