Speed up MVC Visual Studio Development

Whenever I work with Visual Studio doing MVC development, I find that starting the web-site from a recompile takes far too long. So I asked my pal Tobias why it’s so fast when he’s doing it. The answer
I don’t do a full rebuild and I don’t attach the debugger
  1. Press Ctrl-F5 to start the website without the debugger
  2. Use the browser
  3. If you make changes,
    1. hit Shift-F6 to compile and update only the project of the file you’re currently in.
    2. if the solution has focus, the entire solution is rebuilt
    3. hit F5 to update the browser with the changes.
  4. If you need to debug attach the debugger by pressing Ctrl+Alt+P

Thanks, Tobias. I’m writing this blogpost so I won’t have to ask you again!


About mfagerlund
Writes code in my sleep - and sometimes it even compiles!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: