Leave files when package is removed

Oct 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM

We have quite a few cases where we want to add the package to get the files into the project then remove the package but leave the files as they were? I guess this should be made optional / setting based. For certain packages when you remove the package you want everything to be gone. For certain packages, we want to bring in the files then remove the package because we don't want the dependency on that package.

Is this possible and if not, when will it be?

Oct 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM

For the majority of packaged, which contain assemblies in the lib folder, this would not work at all, since the assembly is getting referenced directly from the Packages folder. It would work a bit better for packages that only bring in static files. Is that your scenario?

Note that it would not be ideal as you'd lose the ability to update to newer versions.