Reduce the size of Visual Studio Solutions
Solution Shipper is an open source project used to reduce the size of Visual Studio solutions for transporting or archiving.
My current work project is almost two gigs due to hundreds or PDF files located in a reports directory. With Solution Shipper I can reduce the size of the solution by over 84% making it much faster to copy to a USB device or virtual machine via remote desktop.
It is very simple to create a shipment. Enter the name of your solution and the source and output folders.
Delete Bin Folder - Delete the bin folder which deletes the debug and release subfolders
Delete Obj Folder - Delete the the obj folder which deletes the debug and release subfolders
Delete Packages Folder - Delete the packages folder.
Before copying the contents, a folder is created based upon the current time making it easy to archive solutions at the push of a button.
Load and Save
You can save your shipments and make it easy to ship again or modify your existing shipments.
Add Ignore Folders
Browse for special folders called 'Ignore Folders' what allow you to skip a folder, skip a folder's contents, or specify exactly which extensions or fiile names are or are not allowed.
Add Ignore Folder Exceptions
By default if you add an Ignore Folder the folder is not copied to your output directory. With Ignore Folder Exceptions you can specify exactly how the contents of the folder is copied (or not copied).
Read the documentation on the CodePlex site to learn more https://solutionshipper.codeplex.com
Solution Shipper is like zip compression for Visual Studio solutions.