How to: Build SharePoint Solutions
Building your SharePoint solution is no different than building other applications in Visual Studio. For more information about building applications, see Compiling and Building in Visual Studio. For a discussion of some considerations that are specific to SharePoint solutions, see How to: Deploy and Publish a SharePoint Solution to a Local SharePoint Site.
Decide whether you are making a debug or a release build. For more information, see Debugger Project Settings.
Choose the appropriate option for building or rebuilding your solution or project. For more information, see Compiling and Building in Visual Studio.
On the menu bar, choose Build, Build Solution.