How to debug a release build?

7 01 2012

To enable debugging of a release build, change the following release build options.

  1. Open solution’s Property Pages dialog.
  2. In the C/C++ -> Optimization, select Disabled (/Od).
  3. In the C/C++ -> General -> Debug Information Format, select Program Database (/Zi).
  4. In the Linker -> Debugging -> Generate Debug Info , select Yes (/DEBUG).

After doing this, rebuild and test your program. You can now debug your release build application. 🙂

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