For a project, I needed to execute a script to patch a file after it has been published to a local folder.
After-Publish script aren't editable in the Visual Studio editor (contrary to Pre-Build and Post-Build), but they do exist, even if not well documented (and note the non-coherent naming convention...).
After some researches, I have found that you can manually edit them in your project file.
Here is an example:
<Target Name="PostBuild" AfterTargets="PostBuildEvent"> <Exec Command="echo BEGIN Post-build
echo END Post-build" /> </Target> <Target Name="PreBuild" BeforeTargets="PreBuildEvent"> <Exec Command="echo BEGIN Pre-build
echo END Pre-build" /> </Target> <Target Name="PostPublish" AfterTargets="AfterPublish"> <Exec Command="echo BEGIN After-publish
echo END After-publish" /> </Target>
Note that you can use both PublishDir and PublishUrl, but they have different meanings:
- PublishDir is the absolute path to the temporary folder used for publication, something like $(ProjectDir)\obj\Release\netstandardapp2.1\PubTmp\Out\
- PublishUrl is the relative path to the target folder, something like bin\Release\netstandard2.1\publish\