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Release Builds with PDBs in 2005…?

It’s late and I’m definitely overtired and getting that halo effect around my monitor, but… am I missing something or does VS 2005 give you no way to do PDBOnly builds through the IDE? Well, in any case I made it do it by editing the csproj, which is just an MSBuild file, by hand.

All you have to do is go into the file and find the <PropertyGroup> that corresponds to your configuration and platform, in my case Release|AnyCPU, and edit the <DebugType> property to be “pdbonly” instead of “none”. 

I certainly hope I’m just missing some checkbox somewhere because I don’t know how any development shop worth their salt can possibly do release mode builds without PDBs.

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  1. Tomas,

    Hey, thanks! I don’t know how the heck I missed that last night. I even remember clicking on that button, but I guess I was so out of it that I overlooked the “Debug Info” drop down altogether. *sigh*

    Thanks again,