Start Multiple projects in Solution

This artical is about how to start multiple projects in one time from visual studio 2005.

Most of the project solutions have multiple projects of different types; like Windows, Web, Console, etc.

But We start only sigle project by selecting "Set as Startup Project" option from context menu of a particular project

But there is hidden feature in Visual Studio it allow the developer or programmer to start/execute multiple projects in one time and debug the same.

To achieve this,

Select solution(not project) and right click on solution and select "Properties" option from context menu.

A solution Property Pag will be displayed with "Common" and "Configuration" Properties. Under "Common Properties" select "Startup project" and Select "Multipel Startup Projects" option from the available three options

There you can see list of all projects included in you solution
againest each and ever project "Action" colution is availale with "None", "Start" and "Start without Debugging"
Select "Start" for the projects that you want to start in one time then click in "Apply" and "OK"

Now run your solution with F5 or Run. then see the magic, the projects that you selected will run same time before you.

Today only I saw about it.This is really a magic form me, Because in my enterprize applications I have multipel proejets of type "Windows" "Web" and "Console". Previously I wasted so much of time to do my developement activities by running projects one by one.

Now it solved my problems. Enjoy the feature


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