Help with adding folder in project

Hello,

I'm trying to create a separate folder to put my xml files, I created an XMLFiles folder in my application but when I run the Setup project, it doesn't include it my project, therefore when I install and run the project, the program can't find the xml files, below is the code I used to find my XML files in the XMLFiles folder. How do I include XMLFiles folder as part of my Setup project?

Application.StartupPath + "\XMLFiles\Receiver.xml"

Thanks,

Victor
vcharlesAsked:
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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Right click the setup project in visual studio and select Add then Project Output, you will then be able to add the folder from your application project.
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vcharlesAuthor Commented:
Hi,

In Project Output, I see sevaral option, includinf Content Filkes, Sources Files, but no possibility to add the XMLFiles folder.

Victor
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Rose BabuSenior Team ManagerCommented:
Hi,

you may try any one of the below methods.

Method 1:

You are creating a setup project to be install an application in other(own) system(s). so, you can create the folder in your setup project itself.
open the setup project
click 'File System Editor' icon in the Solution explorer
Expand the 'Application Folder' in the left side tree view
Right click 'Application Folder' menu - > Add - > Folder (name it as your wish like XMLFiles)
Build your solution
then test the application by installing.
Method 2:

Create the folder from your application itself.

once your application starts or wherever you need to access the XMLFiles folder, check that folder exists or not.
if not exists then create it and do further process.
Dim dir As String = Application.StartupPath + "\XMLFiles\"

If Directory.Exists(dir) = False Then
	Directory.CreateDirectory(dir)
End If

' Do your process

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Hope this may clear you.
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vcharlesAuthor Commented:
Thanks, regarding the second approach, once I create the foder, how do I copy a my XM fies from my application folder to my XMLFiles foder? Or is possibe to create the foder and copy the fies to it  during the Setup?
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Rose BabuSenior Team ManagerCommented:
while creating setup project, you can add those XML files by right clicking the "XMLFiles" folder in 'File System Editor' and Add -> File then select the xml files.
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