Compiling Asp.Net 2.0 to a single assembly

I wanted to install my web application assembly into the GAC, but this is made more complicated by the multitude of assemblies produced by VS when i publish the web site. On the newsgroups, i found some talk of a tool called Merge_Aspnet.exe but i couldn't find it anywhere. Eventually i found it as a download on MSDN, it is bundled as part of the Web Deployment Projects. You install it, and then right-click your project in VS and you should see a new menu item "Add Web Deployment Project". I am baffled as to why they didn't just add a new project type in the list of projects under "Deployment". There is a link to "Search online templates" so i think it should really be available there. but it looks like MS did a hack just to add in a new item to the project context menu. but it works... so i'll stop complaining.

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