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Conditional Methods Sample

This sample demonstrates conditional methods, which provide a powerful mechanism by which calls to methods can be included or omitted depending on whether a symbol is defined.

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This sample code is intended to illustrate a concept, and it shows only the code that is relevant to that concept. It may not meet the security requirements for a specific environment, and it should not be used exactly as shown. We recommend that you add security and error-handling code to make your projects more secure and robust. Microsoft provides this sample code "AS IS" with no warranties.

To build and run the Conditional Methods sample within Visual Studio

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click the project and then click Properties.

  2. Open the Configuration Properties folder, and then click Debug.

  3. Set the Command Line Arguments property to A B C.

  4. In the Configuration Properties folder, click Build.

  5. Modify the Conditional Compilation Constants property.

    For example, add or delete DEBUG. Click OK.

  6. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

To build and run the Conditional Methods sample from a command prompt

  • To include the conditional method, compile and run the sample program by typing the following at a command prompt:

    csc CondMethod.cs tracetest.cs /d:DEBUG
    tracetest A B C
    
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