Compiling for release (how to get rid of the .lib and .exp files in visual studio)

Iv’e just finished making a plugin using visual studio. So I set my build target to release and compiled. But the files generated are “pluginname.exp, pluginname.lib and pluginname.vst3”
I only really want the vst3 file.
Is there any way to get rid of the first 2 or at least consolidate them into a single .dll file?


The .vst3 file doesn’t need the other 2 files to work. You can copy it to the appropriate plugin folder so your DAW/plugin host can load it.