Cannot use "Edit and continue" in Visual Studio 2005
Posted on 2009-07-13
I'm writing a plugin for an external program (MapWindow) using VB.NET and Visual Studio 2005. The project builds as a class library (.dll). The debugger starts the external program that loads the project. This works fine but in break mode I cannot edit the source files, they are locked for editing.
Does anybody have an idea why the Edit and continue feature is not available in this scenario? I've checked all the obvious settings and other projects can be edited while debugging.
Note that the output path for the build is not the default debug folder, the project has to build in the plugin folder of the external program. Could this be the problem?