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Configuration, Configuration Properties, Solution Property Pages Dialog Box

The configuration options makes it possible for you to determine how different versions of solutions and their projects will be built. To open the Solution Property Pages dialog box, select your solution in Solution Explorer and choose Property Pages on the View menu. Then select Configuration under Configuration Properties to display these options.

Configuration

Select the currently active configuration that defines what versions of what projects are built, run, and deployed when you select a solution in the Solution Explorer and press F5 or select Build Solution on the Build menu.

NoteNote:

This option appears only when advanced build configurations are shown.

Platform

When this option is enabled, you can choose the development platform on which the solution is to run.

NoteNote:

This option appears only when advanced build configurations are shown.

Configuration Manager

Click to open the Configuration Manager dialog box and edit configurations.

NoteNote:

This option appears only when advanced build configurations are shown.

Project Contexts

For each project listed, defines whether to build the project, and what configuration of the project to build or deploy on what platform.

Option

Description

Project

Lists the projects currently included in your solution.

Configuration

Gives the type of build currently active for each project. Select from Debug, Retail, or any Custom configurations you have defined.

Platform

When available, selects the development platform on which an application will run.

Build

Select this check box to include a project in builds of the solution selected.

Deploy

When available, select this check box to include a project when the solution is deployed.

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