c# – Compiling source code in debug mode using a CodeDomProvider – Education Career Blog

I have some source code I’d like to compile using the Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider class, and I want to include stuff that’s specific to debug builds (e.g., methods marked with the Condtional("DEBUG") attribute).

I tried setting the CompilerParameters.CompilerOptions property to “/debug”, but when I ran the compiled code the debug stuff didn’t seem to be included; so I suspect that wasn’t the correct way to accomplish what I want.

How can I do this?

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You should be able to set CompilerOptions to /d:DEBUG which will define the DEBUG preprocessor symbol. That’s what conditional compilation is based on, rather than the /debug flag – the latter controls whether debug information is emitted.

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