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Start debugging faster by "Attach to Process"

Posted in Visual Studio Tips and Tricks by priyangpatel on May 30, 2008

Most ASP.NET developers use the standard F5 (Debug/Start Debugging) to start debugging from Visual Studio. However, there is a much faster way to start debugging if you already have an instance of your web application running. Just attach to it instead:

  • Choose Debug/Attach to Process.
  • Select the “aspnet_wp.exe” process and choose Attach.

Debugging this way is faster because you skip the often-lengthy compilation step, and you don’t have to navigate from the start page to the actual page that you want to debug.

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