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For normal (say Windows Forms) C# applications, to execute commands after a successful build I would use the Build Events->Post-build event command line in Project Properties.

I have a Web Site project which I "Publish", using the "Publish..." command in the context menu in the solution explorer.

Is there a way to run commands after the successful publish and if so how is it done? (eg a Post-Publish event command line field)

Visual Studio 2008, ASP .Net Web site project, C#.

asked Oct 19, 2015 by amit_cmps
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Update: Since Publish Web does not apply to folder-based web site projects, this answer assumes you are asking about a Web Application project.

You can't do this from inside the VS IDE. However, you can edit your project file in Notepad or your favorite XML editor and add a new target at the end of the file called AfterPublish.

You might want to read a bit more on MSBuild if you are not sure what you can do in this target.

You can find more details on extending the build process in VS at MSDN - HowTo: Extend the Visual Studio Build Process.

answered Oct 19, 2015 by manju bhargava