The Property Pages provides access to project settings. You can use the pages that appear in the Property Pages to change project properties.
To access the project properties, select a project node in Solution Explorer. On the Project menu, click Properties.
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The following pages and options appear in the Property Pages.
Configuration and Platform Page
Use the following options to select the configuration and platform to display or modify.
Specifies the configuration settings to display or modify. The settings are Debug (default), Release, All Configurations, or a user-defined configuration. For more information, see Debug and Release Project Configurations.
Specifies the platform settings to display or modify. The settings are Any CPU (default for Windows Store apps), x64, ARM, x86, or a user-defined platform. For more information, see Debug and Release Project Configurations.
Use the following options to set general properties of the project.
Specifies the location of the output files for the project's configuration. The path is relative; if you enter an absolute path, the absolute path is saved in the project. The default path is bin\Debug.
When you use simplified build configurations, the project system determines whether to build a debug or release version. When you click Debug, Start Debugging (or press F5) the build is put in the debug location regardless of the Output path you specify. However, the Build Solution command on the Build menu puts it in the location you specify. To enable advanced build configurations, on the menu bar, choose Tools, Options. In the Options dialog box, expand Projects and Solutions, select General, and then clear the Show advanced build configurations check box. This gives you manual control over all configuration values and whether a debug or release version is built. For more information, see General, Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box.
Specifies the default language for the project. The language option selected in Clock, Language, and Region in Control Panel specifies the user's preferred language. By specifying a default language for the project, you make sure that the specified default language resources are used if the user’s preferred language does not match the language resources provided in the application.
Use the following options to set properties for debugging behavior in the project.
Debugger to Launch
Specifies the default host for the debugger.
Select Local Machine to start the application on the Visual Studio host computer. For more information, see Running apps on the local machine.
Select Simulator to start the application in the Simulator. For more information, see Running apps in the simulator.
Select Remote Machine to start the application on a remote computer. For more information about remote debugging, see Running apps on a remote machine.
Specifies whether to start the application when you press F5 or click Debug, Start Debugging. Select Yes to start the application; otherwise, select No. If you select No, you can still debug the application if you use a different method to start it.
Allow Local Network Loopback
Specifies whether access to the IP loopback address is allowed for app testing. Select Yes to allow use of the loopback address if the client app is on the same machine where the server application is running; otherwise, select No. This property is available only if the Debugger to Launch property is set to Remote Machine.
Specifies the name of the remote computer to host the debugger. This property is available only if Debugger to Launch is set to Remote Machine.
Specifies whether the remote computer requires authentication. This property is available only if Debugger to Launch is set to Remote Machine.