Difference between Debug and Release Modes in Visual Studio

Difference between Debug and Release Modes in Visual Studio


We have two options to build a application in production or development stage.Both have their own importance's and characteristics .


Debug:Developer use debug mode for debugging the web application on live/local server.Debug mode stores debug information so it takes time to execute.We can use F10,F11 function keys as well keep tracking the break point.In debug mode the *.pdb (Program debug database) file will be created which contains the debug steps in the binary format.Less optimized code.

Release: We can't do the debug in this mode ,hence no chance of creating *.pdb file.Scripts & images downloaded by webresource.axd are cached.It has small size, and runs fast.More optimized code.

I hope this information could help folks.

Happy coding :-)

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