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MSBuild Obfuscation

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I am using C# 2008 to write my WPF application and i publish using ClickOnce. I am using following updates to the .csproj file to obfuscate the .exe after compilation
 <Target Name="BeforeRebuild" Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' ">
    <CreateProperty Value="true">
      <Output TaskParameter="Value" PropertyName="Obfuscate" />
  <Target Name="AfterCompile" Condition=" '$(Obfuscate)' != '' ">
    <Exec Command="&quot;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Application\PreEmptive Solutions\Dotfuscator Community Edition\dotfuscator.exe&quot; -q Dotfuscator.xml" />
    <Copy SourceFiles="$(ProjectDir)Dotfuscated\$(TargetFileName)" DestinationFiles="$(IntermediateOutputPath)$(TargetFileName)" />

But in the published version when i use ILDASM to look at the .exe its not obfuscated..I think its the Copy task that is not woking...Any ideas as to either how can else can i obfuscate my .exe or any way to check whether Copy is working or not ????

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