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How to: Set Deployment Project Properties 

Deployment projects have two categories of properties: general project properties and configuration-dependent properties. General properties are set in the Properties window and apply to all project configurations. To set configuration-dependent properties, you use the Deployment Properties dialog box; configuration-dependent properties apply to a specific project configuration.

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 set configuration-dependent properties

  1. In Solution Explorer, select the setup project node.

  2. On the View menu, choose Property Pages.

  3. Select a configuration from the Configuration list.

    NoteTip

    If most of your deployment properties are common across all configurations, you can avoid duplicate effort by choosing All Configurations. Once the common properties are set, choose another configuration and set any unique properties.

  4. Select a category from the list of categories. The properties for the selected category will be displayed.

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