PublishSingleFile option in .NET Core 3 lets you package an application into a single executable (
.exe) file that contains all assemblies, resources, content files and other stuff that the app requires at runtime. This means that the output directory of an app that previously would contain a bunch of framework specific and referenced DLLs, configuration files and other content can now be reduced to contain only a single
.exe file that you can simply double-click on to run the app. These single-file executables do however come with some gotchas.
.runsettings file with a
<TestRunParameters> element is a convenient way to keep sensitive information required by your integration tests, such as for example username and passwords, out of source control. At least if you run your tests on Windows using Visual Studio Test or the
VSTest@2 task in Azure Pipelines.
Azure Pipelines is Microsoft’s new cloud-based continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) service that lets you build and test software written in any language and deploy it to any platform. And one of the best things is that it’s completely free to use for open source projects. In this post you will learn how easy it is to set up it up to build, test and package a .NET standard project that is hosted on GitHub before deploying it to NuGet. Read »