Generate Debug Info RRS feed

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  • User980047249 posted

    I am using WDP for several ASP.NET projects. I wanted to generate PDB files when building in Release mode, so I can debug easily on production site. I was surprised to find out that the option Generate Debug Info does not do exactly what it says. Instead of generating PDB files as I expected, it sets <compilation debug=”enable”>.

    This is very confusing for me, because instead of getting debugging symbols, I end up with not optimized and slow web site.

    Is there a way to turn on generation of PDB files in release mode? It is possible to do it with aspnet_compiler –d option.

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    Sunday, August 5, 2007 12:10 PM

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  • User-653715245 posted

     Did you ever get this working? I'm facing the same issue.


    Monday, April 7, 2008 4:30 AM
  • User980047249 posted

    No, I just throw away the WDP project and started to use aspnet_compiler and aspnet_merge by hand.


    Microsoft, my IE7 crashed at least 5 times while I tried to reply on this post. Can you please check?


    Martin Kulov


    Monday, April 7, 2008 9:08 AM
  • User-762694769 posted

    If you want retail pdbs, you could use the following in your web.config:


                <compiler language="c#;cs;csharp" extension=".cs" type="Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider, System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" 
                <compiler language="vb;vbs;visualbasic;vbscript" extension=".vb" type="Microsoft.VisualBasic.VBCodeProvider, System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" 

    Note that if you used -d with aspnet_compiler, it will be equivalent to using "/debug" on the compiler.

    Monday, April 7, 2008 2:27 PM
  • User-1436512885 posted

    This doesn't seem to work for me. I when I build the Web Deployment Project without Generate debug information checked but with the compilerOptions settings, it doesn't produce .pdb files in the output. Am I doing something wrong?

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 3:55 AM