As you are aware of that you might need to added extra configuration to
web.config when you release your ASP.NET project.
You can easily do this using File Transformations concept.
The key point here is to add
xdt:Transform="Insert" in the root tag hierarchy you want to be added for the respective environment.
By default you have your
Web.config file, but you have also
Web.Release.config as seen in the image below:
Lets say you want to added a redirection from http to https in your release of the application. Then edit
Web.Release.config and add following lines:
<?xml version="1.0"?> ..... <system.webServer> <rewrite xdt:Transform="Insert"> <rules> ...... </rules> </rewrite> </system.webServer> </configuration>
So next time you publish your project the tag with rewrite and its sub-content will be added to web.config file.
To see that before you publish, right click on Web.Release.config and click Preview Transform.
You will see the difference between initial version and release version.
Get more details about File Transformation from Microsoft.