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You make very good points. I've always felt however, that a build should be able to be accomplished from a command line script, for testing, source control/build control, and sometimes even deployment reasons.

I do prefer to be able to actually *do* everything from a GUI, but I do use CLI prebuild and postbuild steps, which only need to be typed into a project once, are saved with the project (persistent), and after that they are automatic any time the project or containing solution is built.

They also are easier to distribute along with the source for the project itself, because they don't require an install. Basically, if I enter pre/post build steps into the relevant projects, and those get performed by exes that are in the solution folder somewhere then all someone has to do is copy my source tree to be able to build it. Using the VSIX option means they

A) Need vstudio to build
B) more importantly perhaps, they need to run an install! before they can build

I really don't like that. Consequently, in this case I prefer CLI methods.
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