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March 7, 2007

The Visual Studio Setup & Deployment Bomb

This Visual Studio bug is sweet!

It concerns Setup & Deployment projects. Whatever you do, don’t set your project’s Output File Name to something like "../MyApp.msi". Visual Studio will traverse up one directory and delete *everything*. If you use a backslash instead of a forward slash, everything is OK. It’s the forward slash that’s the killer. Worse yet, the files that get deleted are NOT available in the Recycle Bin.

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