Managing Project Properties with the Project Designer

The Project Designer is a convenient user interface in Visual Studio that enables you to set project properties, some of which you can also set through the Properties Window.

Managing Application Properties

Allows you to specify the project's general application settings and properties, such as Assembly name, Assembly information, and Root namespace/Default namespace.

Managing Compilation Properties

Allows you to set compilation properties defining compiler behavior, such as compiler warnings, optimizations, and compilation constants.

Managing Debugging Properties

Allows you set debugging properties defining debugging behavior, such as start action, start options, and remote debugging are set in the Debug pane of the Project Designer.

Managing References

Allows you to view, add, and remove references and imported namespaces for your project.

Managing Application Resources

Allows you to add or edit resources for your project, such as strings, images, icons, audio, and files.

Managing Application Settings

Allows you to specify the project's application settings. You can create application-scoped settings, such as connection strings, which can be changed at run time; or user-scoped settings, such as system fonts, which can be changed at run time.

Managing Assembly and Manifest Signing

Allows you to use strong-name signing to sign application and deployment manifests, and also to sign your assembly. (The process of signing application and deployment manifests is separate and distinct from the process of signing an assembly, although both tasks are performed on the Signing page.)

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