VS Run Window Disappears

Kenneth Burton 1 Reputation point
2021-01-26T16:08:46.773+00:00

VS C# I am brand new to VS and am doing the database application tutorial in C#. I have worked through to step 9 and it runs without errors, but I never see the actual application window. It flashes and disappears. What did I miss that would keep the window active so I can see it? Thanks Ken

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  1. Alberto Poblacion 1,556 Reputation points
    2021-01-26T21:27:07.523+00:00

    Is it a Console application?

    It will not disappear if you use "Run without debugging" instead of "Run".

    Another option is to open a command window from the operating system, and then launch your program's executable from the command Window.

    Finally, my favorite option is to edit the source code and add the following lines at the end of the main() method:

    if (System.Diagnostics.Debugger.IsAttached)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Press ENTER to exit");
        Console.ReadLine();
    }
    
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  2. Kenneth Burton 1 Reputation point
    2021-01-26T22:13:47.057+00:00

    This is the tutorial that I was working on: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/ide/step-9-review-comment-and-test-your-code?view=vs-2019

    It is a Windows Forms App.

    I did try Ctrl-F5 (run without debugging) and it did the same thing.

    I will try your lines in my code.

    Thank you,
    Ken