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Changing the files generated by WSS 3.0 Visual Studio 2005 Extension

  Asked By: Chelsea    Date: Oct 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1242

When using the Web Part Project template, is there a way to tell
Visual Studio what values you want to use in the manifest.xml,
elements.xml etc.?

For instance in the manifest.xml file (that VS creates) I want to
change the "DeploymentTarget" parameter so it will deploy to the bin
instead of the GAC.

Can I do that through VS or do I have to manually create all the xml
files and stop using the Web Part Project template?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tony Freeman     Answered On: Oct 10

VSeWSS only deploys to the GAC, and only on the local server. There is
no way to modify most of the settings in the Manifest.xml, Feature.xml,
or elements.xml until after you have completed development. You can
then get the actual files  and modify them to create a deployment project
for production.

This and several other hard coded assumptions are why I don't use
VSeWSS. I just create my own template from a class library instead.
Then I have full control.