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VS.NET 2005 Broke Ctrl-F5!

Thursday 16 December, 2004, 03:26 PM

For as long as I can remember, Visual Studio and its predecessors have had a rather useful feature when you run a console application outside of the debugger. (Ctrl-F5 is the usual keyboard shortcut for this.) When you run a program this way, it leaves the console window open when the program exits, enabling you to see what its output was.

This feature is missing from Visual Studio .NET 2005.

I thought it was just a bug - after all, this is beta software. But I noticed today that this is apparently not considered a bug. This is "By design." As that page says:

"This feature has been removed, sorry."

WHAT!??!

I regularly give .NET training courses, and this week I am for the first time doing a .NET 2.0 course. The absence of this feature is driving me nuts. I'm in the habit of crufting up little console applications to demonstrate how to do things, and this has suddenly become a whole lot more cumbersome. (It's almost like Microsoft have got it in for presenters in this release of VS.NET...)

Why?

*sigh*

[Update: Huzzah!]

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