Question regarding Visual Studio 2005

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Joined Oct 20, 2005

I have a C program (command prompt application) which I am compiling using Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition. Here is my dilemma:

After I successfully build the application without errors, I am able to run the program and step through using breakpoints (if needed) via the menu command Debug --> Start Debugging (F5).

However, if I try to run the program without debugging via the menu prompt Debug --> Start Without Debugging (Ctrl+F5), the program doesn't run and all I see is the command prompt window that says 'Press any key to continue.'

Do I need to change anything in my Project/Solution settings inorder to run the executable without debugging????

Would appreciate any help!!!!


Joined Oct 14, 2005
Most probably because the program already terminated (it did run), so you were left with the remnant command prompt window. You could run it from a command prompt window manually or put a stop point, like a getch() or scanf(), along the program flow, like at the end before exiting.