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Debugging Preparation: Windows Forms Applications (.NET)

The Windows Forms Application (.NET) template creates a Visual C++ Windows Forms application. For more information, see How to: Create a Windows Application Project.

Debugging this type of application in Visual Studio is similar to that in managed Windows Forms applications.

When you create a Windows Forms project with the project template, Visual Studio automatically creates required settings for the Debug and Release configurations. If necessary, you can change these settings in the <project name> Property Pages dialog box. For more information, see Debug and Release Configurations.

For more information, see Changing Project Settings for a C or C++ Debug Configuration.

Another way to debug a Windows Forms application is to start the application outside of Visual Studio and attach to it. For more information, see Attaching to a Running Program or Multiple Programs.

For recommended project settings, see Debugging Preparation: Recommended Property Settings.

To debug a Visual C++ Windows Forms application

  1. Open the project in Visual Studio.

  2. On the Debug menu, click Start.

  3. Debug using the techniques discussed in Using the Debugger.

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