Do not compress .gclicx by default, just like .licenses are excluded by default

When compressing resource files,

AppName.licenses files are not compressed by default, which allows 3rd party libraries that use GetManifestResourceNames() and other methods to succeed and validate the license for the app.

It seems .gclicx files are not getting the same treatment.

To support 3rd party components that use .gclicx files (Component One / Grapce City), resource compression must be turned off for the main app.



  • Jon_KirkwoodJon_Kirkwood Brisbane, Australia Posts: 132 Silver 1

    Hi @SamanthaJ

     Thank you for reaching out on the Redgate forums regarding your Smart Assembly inquiry.


    I've had a look and do not believe there is a way currently to define the filetypes that do not get compressed. It's certainly an interesting scenario where you are using 3rd party files which would want to be excluded.

    This would look to be a new functionality to be added into Smart Assembly and for that I'd recommend posting up a comment on our UserVoice site. 


    UserVoice is our portal that allows new functionality/features to be requested directly to our developers for their consideration in the direction of software takes. Users can vote & comment on requests to assist our development teams in why the requested feature would improve your usage of our solutions.

    To post a request for Smart Assembly I would recommend posting here:


    Jon Kirkwood | Technical Support Engineer | Redgate Software
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