Visual Studio 2013 - Start is now Attach


I am not sure what I did, but all of a sudden the debug button says "Attach" instead of "Start" like it used to.

I want it to go back to saying "Start" :)

Please help

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the 'Attach' comes if there is already a process started ...

check with windows taskmanager whether there is a (broken) instance of your application running and terminate the process, if so.
you also could attach and then do 'end debug' with the filled rectangle mini icon.

if the 'Attach' still is occurring check your start project (hilited) in the solution tree whether it is correct.


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prositAuthor Commented:
No that wasn't the issue.

I resolved it by fiddling around with it, deleting some working files etc.

I'll give you the points for answering, although this is not the answer.
prositAuthor Commented:
It just happened again and I remembered what I did to fix it.

Rename the directory your code is in, launch the application and it's fixed... This have to be a Microsoft bug...

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