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Debug Page, Project Designer

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This topic does not apply to Windows Store apps. See Start a debugging session in for a Windows Store app Visual Studio (Visual C++, Visual C#, and Visual Basic) in the Windows Dev Center.

Use the Debug page of the Project Designer to set properties for debugging behavior in a Visual Basic or C# project.

To access the Debug page, select a project node in Solution Explorer. On the Project menu, choose ProjectName Properties. When the Project Designer appears, click the Debug tab.

The following options allow you to select the configuration and platform to display or modify.

Configuration

Specifies which configuration settings to display or modify. The settings can be Debug (default), Release, or All Configurations. For more information, see Debug and Release Project Configurations.

Platform

Specifies which platform settings to display or modify. The choices can include Any CPU (default), x64, and x86. For more information, see Debug and Release Project Configurations.

Start Action indicates the item to start when the application is debugged: the project, a custom program, a URL, or nothing. By default, this option is set to Start project. The Start Action setting on the Debug page determines the value of the StartAction property.

Start project

Choose this option to specify that the executable (for Windows Application and Console Application projects) should be started when the application is debugged. This option is selected by default.

Start external program

Choose this option to specify that a specific program should be started when the application is debugged.

Start browser with URL

Choose this option to specify that a particular URL should be accessed when the application is debugged.

Command line arguments

In this text box, enter the command-line arguments to use for debugging.

Working directory

In this text box, enter the directory from which the project will be launched. Or click the Browse button (...) to choose a directory.

Use remote machine

To debug the application from a remote computer, select this check box, and enter the path to the remote computer in the text box.

Enable unmanaged code debugging

This option specifies whether debugging of native code is supported. Select this check box if you are making calls to COM objects or if you start a custom program written in native code that calls your project and you must debug the native code. Clear this check box to disable debugging of unmanaged code. This check box is cleared by default.

Enable SQL Server debugging

Select or clear this check box to enable or disable debugging of SQL procedures from your Visual Basic application. This check box is cleared by default.

Enable the Visual Studio hosting process

Select this check box to enable the Visual Studio hosting process. This check box is selected by default. For more information, see Hosting Process (vshost.exe).

To debug in a security zone, you must enable this option and Debug this application with the selected permission set in the Advanced Security Settings Dialog Box.

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