I was getting tired of manually tracking all files in a folder and adding them
*.csproj file in Visual Studio 2015, when I remembered my colleague
Roger Vuistiner talking about using
foo\** as an include pattern.
Rather than tracking all files found in some subfolder I want to include
as content in my C# project, I just edited the
*.csproj file manually
and added this:
<Content Include="Content\electron\chrome-extensions\**\*"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>PreserveNewest</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content>
And from now one, whatever I drop on
will be picked up by Visual Studio. And this also works for nested
Update (June 23, 2016)
I was not aware of the difference between
Both can be used in Visual Studio, with the same visual appearance in the Solution Explorer. However, only the latter (
**\*) will really copy the content files when building.