VS_NO_SOLUTION_DEPLOY

Specify that the target should not be marked for deployment to a Windows CE or Windows Phone device in the generated Visual Studio solution.

Be default, all EXE and shared library (DLL) targets are marked to deploy to the target device in the generated Visual Studio solution.

Generator expressions are supported.

There are reasons one might want to exclude a target / generated project from deployment:

  • The library or executable may not be necessary in the primary deploy/debug scenario, and excluding from deployment saves time in the develop/download/debug cycle.
  • There may be insufficient space on the target device to accommodate all of the build products.
  • Visual Studio 2013 requires a target device IP address be entered for each target marked for deployment. For large numbers of targets, this can be tedious. NOTE: Visual Studio will deploy all project dependencies of a project tagged for deployment to the IP address configured for that project even if those dependencies are not tagged for deployment.

Example 1

This shows setting the variable for the target foo.

add_library(foo SHARED foo.cpp)
set_property(TARGET foo PROPERTY VS_NO_SOLUTION_DEPLOY ON)

Example 2

This shows setting the variable for the Release configuration only.

add_library(foo SHARED foo.cpp)
set_property(TARGET foo PROPERTY VS_NO_SOLUTION_DEPLOY "$<CONFIG:Release>")