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How to: Change the Build Output Directory 

Visual Studio provides a way for you to modify the location of output generated by your project. Due to differences in the Project Designers for the different languages, the procedure for modifying the build output directory varies.

Visual Basic Projects

For Visual Basic projects, changing the build output directory is done through the Compile Pane of the Project Designer. For more information, see How to: Change the Build Location for an Application.

Visual C# and Visual J# Projects

To change the build output directory:

  1. On the Project menu, click Properties.

  2. Click the Build tab.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Output path box and select a new build output directory.

Visual C++ Projects

To change the build output directory:

  1. On the Project menu, click Properties.

  2. Expand the Configuration Properties tab, and click General.

  3. Change the Output Directory box to the new output directory.

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