We got the following question on our internal conversion discussion alias today:
Is there a way to exclude two or more items from an ItemGroup using the “exclude” attribute without using a wildcard?
It turns out the way to do this wasn't clear from our existing MSDN Documentation. Brett, our documentation writer, has a fix in the queue for the next MSDN refresh, but in the mean time here is the answer from Dan:
<Compile Include="*.cs" Exclude="a.cs;b.cs"/>
[ Author: Neil Enns ]