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Edit and Continue
Edit and Continue applies to C/C++ programs only.
Edit and Continue enables you to change your source code while your program is in break mode (with some limitations) and apply those changes without having to end the debug session and build your program again.
With Edit and Continue, you can see the effect of changes during the current debugging session, instead of restarting the program and trying to recreate the current conditions. When you install Visual Studio, Edit and Continue is turned on by default.
- Enabling and Disabling Edit and Continue
- Enabling and Disabling Automatic Invocation of Edit and Continue
- Stopping Code Changes
- Stale Code
For information on the limitations of Edit and Continue with Visual Basic and Visual C#, see Limitations of Edit and Continue.