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Building, Debugging, and Testing 

Building, debugging, and testing are key activities in developing and finishing robust applications, components, and services. The tools provided with Visual Studio 2005 are designed to allow you to control build configurations, identify and resolve errors efficiently, and test your builds in a variety of ways. The following topics cover not only use of the tools but offer recommendations and guidelines as well.

In This Section

Building in Visual Studio

Configure debug, release, and special builds of your Visual Studio 2005 solution for targeted groups of internal and external users.

Debugging in Visual Studio

Run the Visual Studio Debugger to resolve logic and semantic errors, and learn techniques specific to the technologies and languages chosen to implement your solution.

Object Test Bench

Complete your development effort by testing the scalability, performance, and quality of candidate builds for the release version of your solution.

Debug Interface Access SDK

Provides access to debug information stored in program database (.pdb) files generated by Microsoft postcompiler tools.

Related Sections

Debugging Managed Code

Read more about debugging Visual Basic and Visual C# projects.

Deploying Applications and Components

Explore the tools and technologies for deploying and distributing your solution.

.NET Framework Tools

Learn about the tools and utilities offered by the framework.

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