Build only startup projects and dependencies on Run – Visual Studio

Depending on the project, Visual Studio sometimes wants to build more than is necessary to actually debug/run the project. Sometimes even, it will continue building the other project dependencies after the debugging session has ended. Really annoying and on larger projects, a significant time waster.

Well bucko, there’s a workaround and it’s as easy as changing a setting in the options dialog.


This is for Visual Studio 2008. Not sure if there is an equivalent setting in VS 2005.

← newer older →
.Net, Technology, Life, Whatever

Recent Posts

Tweetz 2.0.0 Released
Tweetz 2.0 Beta
VSColorOutput 2.7 - Time Stamps
Fixed Focal-Length Eyeglasses, a Programmer's Best Friend
How to Choose the Right VPN Service
Two Handy Command Line Scripts
Tweetz 1.3.2
More... (1088)