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Build Vs. rebuild

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Ant
Hello,
Why is there a choice between build Solution & Rebuild Solution in the IDE.
what is the difference? When would you use one over the other?

Many thanks for your thoughts
Ant.
Aug 24 '05 #1
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Hi Ant,

From my experience using the IDE on large projects, when you want to simply
recompile after making basic changes, use Build Solution, as this quickly
runs through your projects and recompiles your changes. If you've made
changes to resource (.resx) files, or made other broad changes, use Rebuild.
On large projects using Build instead of Rebuild can save you a ton of time.

"Ant" wrote:
Hello,
Why is there a choice between build Solution & Rebuild Solution in the IDE.
what is the difference? When would you use one over the other?

Many thanks for your thoughts
Ant.

Aug 24 '05 #2

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Rebuild recompiles the application irrespective of whether or not there have
been changes made . Build will only build a new program if changes have
been made.
"Ant" <An*@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hello,
Why is there a choice between build Solution & Rebuild Solution in the
IDE.
what is the difference? When would you use one over the other?

Many thanks for your thoughts
Ant.

Aug 24 '05 #3

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Ant <An*@discussions.microsoft.com>'s wild thoughts were
released on Tue, 23 Aug 2005 20:29:04 -0700 bearing the
following fruit:
Hello,
Why is there a choice between build Solution & Rebuild Solution in the IDE.
what is the difference? When would you use one over the other?


This is what the help has to say on the subject

Choose Rebuild Solution to "clean" the solution first, and
then build all project files and components.

Note : "Cleaning" a solution or project deletes any
intermediate and output files, leaving only the project and
component files, from which new instances of the
intermediate and output files can then be built.
Jan Hyde (VB MVP)

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Aug 25 '05 #4

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