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I have an ASP.net website with some javascript in it. Now I want to compress my javascript files automatically (by calling an external tool) before building/publishing the site.

I'm not quite sure how to configure this directly in Visual Studio. I had a look at MSBuild, but at first glance I think it is somehow oversized for my problem... I might be wrong, if you think otherwise, please tell me.

I'm currently using VS2008 (and beginning to use VS2010).

Thanks for your answers!
Phil
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Updated 14-Apr-10 7:18am
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Solution 1

Off hand there are a couple of things you can do.

Configure your external tool on the IDE Tools menu, there is a option for external tools. You would have to explicitly click the menu item to do whatever it is that you want to do.

If you want a more automated approach, use the pre/post build events in the project properties Build Events tab.
   

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