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Deploying a new iOS Unified template project with "Debugging Enabled" not selected gives message to disable Debugging. It seems what is shown in the GUI is different than what is actually set. Selecting "Enable Debugging" allows the app to launch as expected, although a message in the status bar says "Launching application for debugging" and I see debug output in the Output pane, so it seems that with Enable Debugging NOT set that debugging is indeed enabled... however a breakpoint was not hit.
I see the same behavior on both device and simulator.
## Steps to reproduce.
1. Open Visual Studio 2013 and create a new iOS Universal Unified template app project.
2. Switch to Release configuration.
3. Make sure that "Enable Debugging" is NOT selected in the Project options for the Release | Platform configuration in use.
4. Deploy the app.
Expected result: app will deploy and launch.
Actual Result: message shown saying not to enable debugging in a release build and app is not launched.
As noted, selecting the "Enable Debugging" check box allows the app to deploy, and console output is noted in the debug output window, but breakpoints are not hit.
I was also experiencing this bug both with a the above newly created template app and the customer's project that brought this issue to my attention.
## Visual Studio version info:
Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Ultimate
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Microsoft Architecture and Modeling Tools
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Microsoft LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2013
Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013 06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013
Visual Basic 2013 06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual Basic 2013
Visual C# 2013 06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual C# 2013
Visual C++ 2013 06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013
Visual F# 2013 06181-004-0451031-02209
Microsoft Visual F# 2013
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Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU 06181-004-0451031-02209
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 1.0
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET and Web Tools 12.4.51016.0
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
Support for creating and opening ASP.NET web projects
Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
Scaffolding: A framework for building and running code generators
Server Explorer extensions for Microsoft Azure Websites
Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting providers, on-premises servers, or Microsoft Azure
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2 4.1.21001.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013 5.2.21010.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/
Common Azure Tools 1.3
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
Microsoft Azure HDInsight HQL Service 1.0.0000.0
Language service for Hive query
Microsoft Azure HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio 1.0.0000.0
An integrated development environment for HDInsight application development.
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools 1.3
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools
Microsoft Azure Tools 2.4
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 - v2.4.20730.1601
Microsoft Azure Tools 2.5
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 - v2.5.21104.1601
Multilingual App Toolkit 3.1.1250.0
Multilingual App Toolkit helps you localize your Windows Store app by providing file management, pseudo and machine translation, translation editor, and build integration. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?linkid=245767
NuGet Package Manager 2.8.50926.663
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU 12.0.31105
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 ENU
PowerShell Tools 1.3
Provides file classification services using PowerShell
PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer 1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.
SQL Server Data Tools 12.0.41025.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
Windows Azure Tools 2.3
Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 - v2.3.20320.1602
Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Integration 1.0
This package integrates the tools for the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK into the menus and controls of Visual Studio.
Workflow Manager Tools 1.0 1.0
This package contains the necessary Visual Studio integration components for Workflow Manager.
Xamarin 3.9.344.0 (e23ab72)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android 184.108.40.206 (49a04b966feb40dfdba49d57ba16249b66d606a6)
Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.iOS 220.127.116.11 (862702c6b8aa14a373e25f83ac45918556af41a2)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration 1.0
Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified
W.r.t this issue I have observed that similar issue was reported previously as well Bug 13385. And in that issue it was mentioned that in order to make the application working in Release Configuration, user have to click on the
Debug >> Start Without Debugging
And by doing this the application will successfully deploy to device/simulator.
However, a different issue was reported Bug 13389 stating that "'Start without debugging' should be the default deployment method in release configuration". Which still needs to be worked upon.
Hence, as of now I am marking this issue as Resolved - Feature
As presently, this is the working behavior of the application.
And as soon as the bug 13389 gets resolved, then this issue can also be closed.