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Startup Project, Common Properties, Solution Property Pages Dialog Box

The Startup Project options makes it possible for you to specify which project or projects run when you start the Visual Studio debugger. To open the Solution Property Pages dialog box, select your solution in Solution Explorer and choose Set Startup Projects on the Project menu. Under the Common Properties, select Startup Project to display this page.

Single Startup Project
Select this option if you want just one project to run when you start the debugger.
Multiple Startup Projects
Select this option if you want to specify how more than one project is run when you start the debugger. After selecting multiple startup projects, you can control the action of the Start command on the Debug menu for individual projects using the Action column.
Note   If you use the option for multiple projects to run, then you must select Build Solution on the Build menu to build the startup projects.
Project
Displays the projects currently loaded in the solution.
Action
Specifies which option is selected for a project. Click in the cell in this column to select an option from a drop-down list.
Option Description
Start Run the project when you start the debugger
Start without debugging Run the project when you start the debugger, but do not debug this project.
None Do not run this project when you start the debugger.
Move Up
Changes the order of selected project in the list causing it to start before another project when the debugger starts.
Move Down
Changes the order of selected project in the list causing it to start after another project when the debugger starts.

See Also

Editing Common Properties for Solutions | Solution Property Pages Dialog Box | Project Dependencies, Common Properties, Solution Property Pages Dialog Box | Configuration, Configuration Properties, Solution Property Pages Dialog Box | Build Configurations | Preparing and Managing Builds

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