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How to change the target VSIX file name

When creating a VSIX or VS Package extension to VS, the default .vsix file name matches the project assembly name. Usually this is too long. So if you want to change it to be a short name, you have to edit the project file and add the following property:

<PropertyGroup>
  ...
  <TargetVsixContainerName>MyCoolExtension.vsix</TargetVsixContainerName>

Happy extending

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  1. Hi,
    Thanks for your post.
    My question is, I dont want to change the vsix file name. I just want to change the name of tool appears in Tools menu after installing the package.
    Could you please help me with this..

    Thanks,
    Mahesh