Compiler Error CS2036

The /pdb option requires that the /debug option also be used.

Program database files are only generated for debug builds. The /pdb option is therefore meaningless in a retail build.

To correct this error

  • Add the /debug compiler option.

  • Remove the /pdb compiler option.


The following example generates CS2036 when it is compiled with the /pdb option but not the /debug option:

// cs2036.cs  
// Compile with: /pdb  
// CS2036  
class Test  
    public static int Main()  
        return 1;  

See Also

/pdb (C# Compiler Options)
/debug (C# Compiler Options)