#496 – Editing Solution Configurations with the Configuration Manager

You can use the Configuration Manager to view or edit solution configurations in Visual Studio 2010.

In the example below, we have a solution that contains two projects–a DogApplication project that generates an .exe (executable) and a DogLibrary project that generates a .dll (class library).  We’ve opened the Configuration Manager and selected Debug as the solution configuration and x86 as the platform.  We can see that both projects are set to use Debug as their build configuration and x86 as their platform.

We can, however, make a change so that the DogLibrary project is built using its Release configuration, even when the solution configuration is Debug.  We might do this so that we can debug the main application, but use an optimized build of the class library.