?
Solved

Diffrence between debug & release versions

Posted on 2009-07-04
5
Medium Priority
?
261 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Hello,

I am new to C#.
I wrote a C# application, compiled it as Debug version (I have a dll inside inside bin folder) and gave it to my customer.
Should I compile it as Release version?
What is a diffrence between Debug & Release version? When should I use each of these compilations?

THANKS
Margarit

Debug-Release.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:margarit
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

by:
AndyAinscow earned 1000 total points
ID: 24777644
You should always distribute the release versions.
Typically a debug build contains extra information/code to assist in debugging - usually means bigger and slower.
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:Erbureth
Erbureth earned 1000 total points
ID: 24777649
When you compile a program in Debug mode, usually no optimizations are made, and, what is more important, symbolic names of functions and variables are exported too, so you can debug your program easily. On the other hand, Release mode compilation makes some speed optimizations and no debug symbols are included, so the resulting binary is smaller and faster. So always remember to switch to Release mode before compiling your program for distribution :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:margarit
ID: 24778829
Thanks for the useful comments. One more question:
When I give the debug version to customer I give him EXE + dll.
Does executable from release version contains dll inside of it, or I should use EXE+dll too?
THANKS
0
 
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:AndyAinscow
ID: 24778975
You still need both.
You build a release version of the exe AND a release version of the dll
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:margarit
ID: 31599803
THANKS
0

Featured Post

Never miss a deadline with monday.com

The revolutionary project management tool is here!   Plan visually with a single glance and make sure your projects get done.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Jaspersoft Studio is a plugin for Eclipse that lets you create reports from a datasource.  In this article, we'll go over creating a report from a default template and setting up a datasource that connects to your database.
Native ability to set a user account password via AD GPO was removed because the passwords can be easily decrypted by any authenticated user in the domain. Microsoft recommends LAPS as a replacement and I have written an article that does something …
The viewer will learn how to use NetBeans IDE 8.0 for Windows to connect to a MySQL database. Open Services Panel: Create a new connection using New Connection Wizard: Create a test database called eetutorial: Create a new test tabel called ee…
The viewer will learn how to use and create keystrokes in Netbeans IDE 8.0 for Windows.

599 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question