After adding this NuGet package to your Visual Studio Package project the build process will be updated
and the .vsix file created will be compressed. The % of compression varies from project to project, but its common
to see results from 40-70%. By having a smaller .vsix file when users downloads your extension it will be
For more info on VsixCompress take a look at http://sedodream.com/2013/06/08/IntroducingVsixCompressaNuGetPackageToCompressYourVisualStudioPackage.aspx.
If you need to be able to execute this from a build (CI) server then you should read
this post http://sedodream.com/2013/06/06/HowToSimplifyShippingBuildUpdatesInANuGetPackage.aspx.
Install-Package VsixCompress -Version 1.0.1
dotnet add package VsixCompress --version 1.0.1
<PackageReference Include="VsixCompress" Version="1.0.1" />
paket add VsixCompress --version 1.0.1
This package has no dependencies.