I’ve been doing some custom hosted control work for the Unified Service Desk lately and wanted to implement the ability to have my controls download automatically on any new deployment without having to copy them over.
The benefits of this approach is that you are not putting your files into your main install directory (and potentially corrupting your USD install) but rather deploying them to your App/Local Data folder where they will be automatically downloaded.
Neil Parkhurst does a great job on the walkthrough there – https://neilparkhurst.com/2017/08/01/usd-customization-files/ – so I’m not going to take away from that.
What I do want to highlight are some other issues I ran into when trying to get things to deploy;
- If your zip file is more than 5MB you are going to need to increase your file upload