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What mode; Release or Debug?

September 25th, 2007

One of the Toolbar items in Visual Studio.net version 1.1 that I found very insightful was the Release Solutions Configuration dropdown. If the solution is set to Release or Debug mode this dropdown reflected it. If you wanted to force a compile in Release or Debug mode, you could also do so through it. However, in version 2.0, it’s hidden. If you want to make it display on your tool bar you have to follow these steps:

  1. Right Click the Toolbar
  2. Checkmark/Select “Build” (might already be selected)
  3. Click the “Toolbar Options” down-arrow (lower right-hand side of the “Build” controls)
  4. Click “Add or Remove Buttons”
  5. Click “Customize”
  6. Select “Build” in the left “Categories” column
  7. In the right column “Commands”; scroll down and drag “Solution Configurations” to the Toolbar

Anyone know of best practices to use when configuring between Debug and Release modes?

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