The build output window is where we get an information dump from the build process. It's full of information that most of us disregard unless there is a build error. This tip shows how to make this output a bit easier to read with the free VSColorOutput extension.
- [Instructor] The build output window…is where we get an information dump…from the build process.…It's full of information that most of us disregard…unless there's a build error.…On the occasions…where you do look in the build output window…you'll see a wall of text.…Here's what I mean.…In this project…I'll choose to rebuild the solution.…In this window, the output window…you'll see the most important message we use to look for…which is build succeeded.…Now if you don't have the output window visible…you can always bring it into view by choosing…view…output.…
As you start scrolling up this…you'll see a lot of details.…Pages and pages of details.…While it's useful to have a rich set of metadata…about what happened in the build process…it can be hard to parse this text…and find the error statements.…What I will show you in this tip…is how to make this output a bit easier to read…with a free Visual Studio extension.…Go to tools…extensions and updates…go online…and we're looking for a VS Color Output.…
This is the one you want…
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