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Missing configuration manager in VS2008

    Question

  • I've upgraded from Visual Studio 2005 Professional to 2008.  I no longer have the configuration manager dropdown on the toolbar.  Any suggestions on how to get it back?

    TIA,

    Richard
     
    Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:47 PM

Answers

  • OK, I managed to get it to show up by going to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions, and checking "Show advanced build configurations," which was initially unchecked.
    • Proposed as answer by TOWiz Monday, May 18, 2009 3:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Friday, June 19, 2009 3:05 AM
    Monday, May 18, 2009 3:29 AM
  • Can you find it in menu build > Configuration Manager...?

    You can add it to toolbar by right clicking the toolbar to add Configuration Manager in build commands/buttons.

    Thanks.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vssetup/thread/60424309-bd78-4ca2-b618-03c4a16123b6
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:55 AM
    Friday, November 07, 2008 4:37 AM
  • I wanted the drop-downs with 'Debug' and 'Any CPU' in my Standard toolbar.  What I did was right-click on the toolbar, choose 'Customize...', go to the 'Commands' tab, go to the 'Build' section, and drag 'Solution Configurations' and 'Solution Platforms' to my toolbar.
    • Proposed as answer by cheshire137 Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Friday, June 19, 2009 3:05 AM
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:57 PM

All replies

  • Can you find it in menu build > Configuration Manager...?

    You can add it to toolbar by right clicking the toolbar to add Configuration Manager in build commands/buttons.

    Thanks.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vssetup/thread/60424309-bd78-4ca2-b618-03c4a16123b6
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:55 AM
    Friday, November 07, 2008 4:37 AM
  • I'm facing this same problem, with VS2008 Professional free trial.  I don't have "Configuration Manager" in the Build menu, and when I add "Solution Configurations" to the toolbar, it's greyed out.  When I right-click on a solution in Solution Explorer, the context menu doesn't contain "Configuration Manager."

    I'm hoping this is just a limitation of the free trial, and that the paid VS2008 Professional has a working Configuration Manager dialog box, where you can switch between different targets.  If not, how do you select Debug vs. Release build?  It would be nice to confirm that this is indeed a free-trial limitation.
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:34 PM
  • OK, I managed to get it to show up by going to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions, and checking "Show advanced build configurations," which was initially unchecked.
    • Proposed as answer by TOWiz Monday, May 18, 2009 3:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Friday, June 19, 2009 3:05 AM
    Monday, May 18, 2009 3:29 AM
  • I wanted the drop-downs with 'Debug' and 'Any CPU' in my Standard toolbar.  What I did was right-click on the toolbar, choose 'Customize...', go to the 'Commands' tab, go to the 'Build' section, and drag 'Solution Configurations' and 'Solution Platforms' to my toolbar.
    • Proposed as answer by cheshire137 Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Friday, June 19, 2009 3:05 AM
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:57 PM
  • Many thanks TOWzi,

    I've been scraching my head for weeks.  Should have googled before...

     

    Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3:36 PM