.net – How to change the working directory while debugging in Visual Studio


I have a Windows Forms project in Visual Studio that reads configuration files from another project in the same solution. Once deployed, this application will run from the root folder for the solution, and the files will then be read from something like "<Executing assembly path>/Project1/connection.config".

When I however debug the Windows Forms application and get the executing assembly path, it will run from "bin/Debug" or "bin/Release", ergo the path to the configuration files is different.

Is there a way to tell Visual Studio either debug the application from a different path or just copy the application once compiled and debug/run it from the same path as it will be run from once it is deployed?

Best Answer

In the project properties, open the debug tab. In there, you will find a textbox to change the working directory.