How to deploy react client to azure from visual studio 2017

I have one project with asp.net core server and another project (which one supposed to be nodejs for azure server, but I don't need server part) with my react (cra) app. I want to be able run npm install and npm run build every time before publishing. For now, I solve this problem by using post build action. But this runs only if files is out of date. Changes in folder with my react app is not enough for visual studio to rebuild. So i need to manually run rebuild every time I want to publish changes in my react app. Is there more correct way to publish react app separated from backend, from visual studio to folder on aws?

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