It allows you to automatically copy the file to a certain directory during the building process.
It's very useful for files that need to be copied to the application directory, such as some classes or *.dll files used with external objects.
: This property and its subordinates (Generator
and Extract to path
properties) have been deprecated as of GeneXus 15 Upgrade 11
. Refer to File object
article for details.
||The file is not going to be copied. This is the default value.
||The file is always copied after the generation process.
||The file is copied only when it's newer.
When 'Always' or 'Newer' is selected, the "Generator" and "Extract to path" properties appear.
||The file will be copied regardless of the generator used. This is the default value.
||The file is copied only when generating with CSharp.
||The file is copied only when generating with Java.
||The file is copied only when generating with Ruby (not available in GeneXus 15).
It's the path where the file is going to be copied, and it may be an absolute or relative path. When left empty, the default behavior is as follows:
- If the “Extract to path” property is empty during the specification process, the extraction will be made in the 'bin' folder of the KB.
- If the extraction is to be made in another folder, or if the absolute address is used or if it is indicated with a “.”, the extraction will be made in the Web folder of the KB.
Both cases are independent of the environment (win/web).
Objects File object