Project Settings for C# Debug Configurations
You can change the project settings for a C# debug configuration in the Property Pages window, as discussed in Debug and Release Configurations. The following tables show where to find debugger-related settings in the Property Pages window.
Sets mode for compiling the application. Choose among Active (Debug), Debug, Release, All Configurations.
This group of controls specifies the action that will occur when you choose Start from the Debug menu.
Command line arguments
Specifies command-line arguments for the program to be debugged. The command name is the program name specified in Start external program. If Start Action is set to Start URL, command-line arguments cannot be specified.
Specifies the working directory of the program being debugged. In Visual C#, the working directory is the directory the application is launched from \bin\debug by default.
Use remote machine
The name of a remote machine where the application will run for debugging purposes or an Msvsmon server name. The location of the EXE on the remote machine is specified by the Output Path property in the Configuration Properties folder, Build category. The location must be a shareable directory on the remote machine.
Enable unmanaged code debugging
Enables you to debug calls to native (unmanaged) Win32 code from your managed application.
Enable SQL Server debugging
Allows debugging of SQL Server database objects.
Conditional compilation symbols:
The DEBUG and TRACE constants are defined here.
These constants enable conditional compilation of the Debug class and Trace class. With these constants defined, Debug and Trace class methods generate output to the Output window. Without these constants, Debug and Trace class methods are not compiled and no output is generated.
Unless you find a bug that appears only in optimized code, you should leave this setting turned off in the Debug version. Optimized code is harder to debug because instructions do not correspond directly to statements in your source windows.
Typically set to bin\Debug for debugging.