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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Project Configurations

A project configuration specifies build settings for a project. You can have several different configurations, and each configuration will be built in its own directory, so you can exercise the different configurations independently. Every project in a Visual Studio solution has two default configurations, Debug and Release. As the names suggest, the Debug configuration will build a debug version of the project, in which you can do source-level debugging by setting breakpoints, among other things. The obj\Debug directory will then contain a program database file with a .pdb extension that holds debugging and project state information.

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