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I have written some simple C# programs just to get my feet wet.

Now I have decided to build a co-workers program and step through it. I am not used to all of the problems that might arise when building a C# program as I would a C++ program.

I get this error:

------ Rebuild All started: Project: ProjectName, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ------
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Micr osoft.Common.targets(481,9): error : The OutputPath property is not set for this project.
Please check to make sure that you have specified a valid Configuration/Platform combination.
Configuration='Debug' Platform='AnyCPU'
Done building project "ProjectName.csproj" -- FAILED.
========== Rebuild All: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 skipped ==========

 So there are some settings I need to check. Any advice?


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This particular error is odd. I've never seen this for a typical project created in visual studio. It sounds like the original developer removed the output path in the project configuration. You need to go into the project properties, onto the "Build" tab. Towards the end of that property sheet is the "Output" section in which you'll find the "Output path:" setting. This is likely blank. This is typically something like "bin\" or more specific based on the build configuration such as "bin\debug\" or "bin\release\". You can change the selected configuration (at the top of the property sheet) to see how the other configurations are set up. Obviously the developer has one that worked otherwise they'd never have been able to build the project.

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