When using the project publish feature in Visual Web Developer Express Edition 2008. How can you exclude publishing the web.config so that it doesn't overwrite the server web.config?
I've tried setting the following in the web.config, which works for any other files ending .config but not the web.config for some reason.
<remove extension=".config" />
<add extension=".config" type="System.Web.Compilation.IgnoreFileBuildProvider"/>
I can't believe this is so simple but never got answered. I found the answer in this question
Simply select the web.config properties and change 'Build Action' to 'None' and 'Copy To Output Directory' to 'Do Not copy'