Packaging for a compressed (zip) file

Do you need to send someone a set of files? Create a package that takes that set of files and creates a compressed ZIP file.

Creating a package for a zip file follows the general packaging procedure. For a zip file, consider these tips:
  • Rename the package node with the filename you want for your ZIP file.
  • If you are creating the .zip file within the project directory, use the Excluded files property to exclude the .zip file from subsequent builds.

When you build the package, a compressed .zip file is created. It is saved to the Distribution directory specified in the Package node. The filename is taken from the package node name. The default distribution directory is $(ProjectDir)/distbin.