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VMazur





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Guys,

I do not see Configuration Manager in IDE of VS 2005 Team Suite, and basically cannot switch between Release and Debug mode for the code. I have checked all possible placed and I do not see how I could make it to appear. Am I missing something




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Carl Daniel





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Tools | Customize from the menu.

In the Build section, drag the "Solution Configuration" item from the list on the right to the build toolbar. You might also want to drag the "Platform Configuration" item as well. The Configuration Manager itself is available from the drop-down list of either of those controls. Also check Tools|Customize|Toolbars to make sure that the Build toolbar is visible.

You might also try the infamous devenv /resetsettings from the command line - that'll completely reset VS to the out of box configuration, so anything that's gone missing should come back.

If none of that pans out, I would guess that your VS installation is damaged somehow and a reinstall is probably in your future.



 
 
VMazur





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Thanks. I had to reset it. Otherwise it did not work

 
 
Valkyrie-MT2





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I had the exact same problem. The configuration manager drop-down and platform dropdown were in my toolbar, but were not enabled(greyed out in VS2005 Team Edition). I could only speculate that the SP1 Beta I installed may have caused this, but I can't be sure... In addition, in the build tab of the project properties page, the configuration manager (usually with the default Debug and Release) and the Platform drop-down were completely missing from the top of the page. It's as if the Configuration manager was completely disable across all of Visual Studio 2005.

So, I tried the "devenv /resetsettings" command, but that didn't help. Then I removed all VisualStudio products and reinstalled VS2005... that didn't help. Then, I removed VS2005 again AND I removed two sections from my registry (which I feel should have been removed with VS2005):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio

Then, I reinstalled VS2005 and voila! The configuration manager is back. So, I can only conclude that a setting in my Registry was causing this.

-Valkyrie-MT


 
 
Bjorn Sigurd Benestad Johansen





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I am also not able to see the 'release' option for my Web Service project....

External users will get 'debug.assert' messages.... Not Good.

PLEASE GIVE FIX TO THIS!

Regards Bjorn Sigurd Johansen



 
 
vagos21





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Hello everyone,

Today i had the same issue, after a long time i decided to do some release builds and it was gone and also disabled when i tried adding it to the toolbar. I did the reset, didn't change anything. I uninstalled and also removed the registry sections like Valkyrie-MT2 said, reinstalled, and still the same...

I solved it by simply noticing this:

Tools - options ->Projects and Solutions ->General
the Show advanced build configurations was unchecked! i checked it, closed the window, and magically it got enabled, and added to the Build menu ;)

Hope this helps someone who wasn't able to solve this :)

vangelis

 
 
Valkyrie-MT2





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I solved it by simply noticing this:

Tools - options ->Projects and Solutions ->General
the Show advanced build configurations was unchecked!

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That's it! I suspect there is a package that we all installed that changed this setting for us... Do any of these tools sound like something you installed recently

- Team System Solution Explorer

- Dundas Chart 5.5

- Exceed Components

- Oracle Developer Tools 10.2.0.2.20

- Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta

-Valkyrie-MT

P.S. Vangelis- Sorry the uninstall/reinstall thing didn't work for you. I know that's a painful process...


 
 
Rory Becker





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I suffered a very similar experience and did not find this post until afterward. I have been lead to beleive that it happened because I picked VB Style Settings upon install of studio.

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Rory

 
 
Valkyrie-MT2





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There is really nothing special about the "Release" configuration. You can create your own configurations at any time... In the menu go to Build -> Configuration Manager... In the "Active solution configuration" dropdown, click on <New...> and name it Release. Close that dialog. Then, select your new Release configuration from the toolbar. Now in the properties of ALL the projects in your solution, open the "Build" tab and uncheck "Define DEBUG constant" and check "Optimize code". Once you have done this for all projects, you're done...

-Valkyrie-MT


 
 
GreenGeneSD





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Thanks a million!!!
 
 
Greg Quinn





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This link will solve your problem - step by step..

http://blogs.vertigo.com/personal/KeithC/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx ID=16


Basically if you are missing menu options in Visual Studio, you are working with a profile configured for a simplified environment. The Tools -> Import and Export Settings menu option lets you load a more advanced profile which will show you the options you need.