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    Argh Argh.  I’m precompiling a website (msbuild) and then building an installer for deploying it.  For the build, I’m use WDP.  However; for whatever silly reason Visual Studio ignores file types of .lic   So I have a license file that won’t get built, and to be honest I don...
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