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Debug Console Application When Started Outside of Visual Studio


Need to be able to debug a console application when the executable is started outside of Visual Studio. When doing this with a web application, you attach to process aspnet_wp.exe. This will not work with a console application.


Manually start debugger inside console application. Temporarily add the following line to the console application code:


Running the console application executable will cause a prompt from Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger. At that time you may select Visual Studio from list of Possible Debuggers.

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