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1. Deployable .NET file. A .deploy file is a compiled .NET library or executable, which needs to be installed as part of an application. It is used by ClickOnce.

There may be many .deploy files. Typically .dll.deploy represents a deployable library whereas .exe.deploy represents a deployable executable (i.e. application). There will be one .application file which represents the application manifest, specifying what is required by the application when the application is installed.

cf .application, .appref-ms.

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2. DeployMaster file. DeployMaster is an application for building application installation packages (typically setup.exe.) The .deploy file record everything required to produce an installation package.

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