In the isolated development approach, I would like to make sure that "Build Solution" does not deploy TDS projects via TdsGlobal.config settings. So far, I am not seeing immediately how to do that. The only thing that comes to mind is to uncheck "Build" setting under Configuration Manager for a my "Debug" Configuration. However, that will prevent TDS validations or other processing I may still want to happen at the build time.
Anyone can share how they set up their isolated environments?

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I do not believe that is right. The TDS projects will only deploy TDS to your website if you select Deploy Solution from the solution menu. In that can you can remove the deploy column checkbox from the configuration menu.

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  • That's what I thought it should NOT do, but when i review the build log from msbuild "build" task, i see that the associated web projects are compiled and pushed to the TDS project output, and then /bin/** does get deployed to the configured inetpub location.
    – Roman
    Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 22:09
  • What version on tds are you on?
    – Chris Auer
    Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 23:47
  • I see this behavior with and
    – Roman
    Commented Oct 21, 2017 at 0:38
  • This is still a weird issue and I am seeing this in When I cracked open the HedgehogDevelopment.TDS.targets, i see that Build Target invokes DoTDSBuild which then invokes SitecoreWebProjectDeploy target. This is a bit counter intuitive.
    – Roman
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 0:25

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