Project Properties

You can set various properties for your project using the Project Designer. To open the Project Designer, select <ProjectName> Properties from the Project menu. Or you can double-click the MyProject node in Solution Explorer, as shown in Figure 2.l9.

Figure 2.19. The Project Designer

Several pages are available in the Project Designer. You can navigate to each page by clicking the appropriate tab on the left side of the window. Table 2.2 briefly describes each page.

Table 2.2. Project Files Output During Build

Page

Description

Application

Used to set the application settings for your project, such as the name and version of the assembly.

Compile

Enables you to set parameters for compilation of your project.

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Table 2.2. Project Files Output During Build (Continued)

Page

Description

Debug

Provides debugging properties for your project, such as any actions to take when the application starts, various start options, and the ability to enable debuggers for unmanaged code and SQL Server debugging.

References

Used to manage references in your project.

Resources

Enables you to add and remove resources, such as images, icons, and strings.

Settings

Used to set custom application-specific settings for the project. You can scope the settings to the application or the user.

Signing

Provides a way to sign application and deployment manifests with an Authenticode certificate, as well as to strong-name the assembly. Deployment manifests are described in Chapter 11, Security and Deployment.

Publish

Provides deployment configuration settings. Deployment is described in Chapter 11, Security and Deployment.

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