Advanced Build Settings Dialog Box (C#)

Use the AdvancedBuild Settings dialog box of the Project Designer to specify the project's advanced build configuration properties. This dialog box applies to Visual C# projects only.


The following options enable you to set general advanced settings.

  • Language Version
    Specifies the version of the language to use. The feature set is different in each version, so this option can be used to force the compiler to allow only a subset of the implemented features, or to enable only those features compatible with an existing standard. This setting has the following options:

    • ISO-1

      Targets the ISO-1 standard features.

    • default

      Targets the current version.

    For more information, see /langversion (Conformant Syntax) (C# Compiler Options).

  • Internal Compiler Error Reporting
    Specifies whether to report compiler errors to Microsoft. If set to prompt (the default), you will receive a prompt if an internal compiler error occurs, giving you the option of sending an error report electronically to Microsoft. If set to send, an error report will be sent automatically. If set to queue, error reports will be queued. If set to none, the error will be reported only in the compiler's text output. For more information, see /errorreport (Set Error Reporting Behavior) (C# Compiler Options).

  • Check for arithmetic overflow/underflow
    Specifies whether an integer arithmetic statement that is not in the scope of the checked or unchecked keywords and that results in a value outside the range of the data type will cause a run-time exception.For more information, see /checked (Check Integer Arithmetic) (C# Compiler Options).

  • Do not reference mscorlib.dll
    Specifies whether mscorlib.dll will be imported into your program, defining the entire System namespace. Check this box if you want to define or create your own System namespace and objects. For more information, see /nostdlib (Do Not Import Standard Library) (C# Compiler Options).


The following options enable you to specify advanced output options.

  • Debug Info
    Specifies the type of debugging information generated by the compiler. For information on how to configure the debug performance of an application, see Making an Image Easier to Debug. This setting has the following options:

    • none

      Specifies that no debugging information will be generated

    • full

      Enables attaching a debugger to the running program.

    • pdbonly

      Allows source code debugging when the program is started in the debugger but will only display assembler when the running program is attached to the debugger.

    For more information, see /debug (Emit Debugging Information) (C# Compiler Options).

  • File Alignment
    Specifies the size of sections in the output file. Valid values are 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, and 8192. These values are measured in bytes. Each section will be aligned on a boundary that is a multiple of this value, affecting the size of the output file. For more information, see /filealign (Specify Section Alignment) (C# Compiler Options).

  • DLL Base Address
    Specifies the preferred base address at which to load a DLL. The default base address for a DLL is set by the .NET Framework common language runtime. For more information, see /baseaddress (Specify Base Address of DLL) (C# Compiler Options).

See Also


Build Page, Project Designer (C#)

Other Resources

C# Compiler Options