I created a c# Project in visual studio 2015. Now I have a folder in my project e.g.
To my knowledge it depends on the content of the folders. If the folder contains nothing or just artefacts that get compiled VS thinks that there is no reason in copying them.
If you artefacts within your folders that should be copied to the output directory those folders will be copied.
Have a look at the properties of the folder content:
If you want to create empty folders in your output directory, I would consider adding a custom task to your msbuild-project:
Edit by Dwza: (For all who may search the same)
Total folders can be copied into
bin\debug by setting custom copy commands in
Project > Properties > Build Events> Post Build
xcopy "$(ProjectDir)yourFolder" "$(TargetDir)newFoldername" /Y /R /I /E
For files you may use
copy instead of
xcopy would check if its a folder or file...
copy "$(ProjectDir)folder\file.ext" "$(TargetDir)newFilename.ext"
If you more familiar with
xcopy than you may have to use a hack to copy files
xcopy "$(ProjectDir)folder\file.ext" "$(TargetDir)newFilename.ext*"
* in the end of the line will force
xcopy to tread it as File.