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Why isn't argument passed in?

Posted on 2007-03-30
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I have a winform app and set a conditional compilation symbol for the project.  In the Program.cs file, I do this:

[STAThread]
static void Main(string[] args )
{...}

but there is never anything in the args variable.  Do I need to do something else?
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Question by:brettr
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 18823761
the args is what you pass from the command line to the program.
do you pass anything to the program?
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by:brettr
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In the project properties for conditional compilation symbols, I specify a string.
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by:dstanley9
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Those don't go to the args.  If you want to pass in arguments from studio, add them to the "Command Line Arguments" under the Debug tab
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by:brettr
ID: 18824078
Arg!  You're absolutely right.  These are only available when compiling in debug right?
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by:dstanley9
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No.  you can use different settings when building debug vs release modes, though.  They are used whenever you start the app from within studio (with or without debugging)
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by:brettr
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If I compile in release, it doesn't capture the argument.  Only when compiled in debug.
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dstanley9 earned 500 total points
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Whan looking at the project properties, change the "Configuration" drop-down to Release and set the arguments there.  If you added the args in the Debug configuration, it doesn't automatically copy to other configurations. You can change the drop-down to "All" to set the same value in all configurations.
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by:brettr
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I see.  Thanks.
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