Excluding Test Data in Production5:54 with James Churchill
Let's see how we can update our Configuration class to exclude our test data when we're not building a debug version of our application.
To follow along commiting your changes to this course, you'll need to fork the dotnet-ef-migrations repo. Then you can clone, commit, and push your changes to your fork like this:
git clone <your-fork>
git checkout tags/v1.8 -b excluding-test-data-in-production
Creating Custom Build Configurations
For a walkthrough of how to create a custom build configuration, see the following on MSDN.
Once you've created your custom build configuration, you can then define a symbol that can be used with preprocessor directives. See this MSDN resource for information on how to define symbols (be sure to scroll down to the section labeled "To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment").
Here's an article on CodeProject that walks through a complete example of how to use conditional compilation to control runtime settings for different deployment scenarios.
- Visual Studio: Use Conditional Compilation to Control Runtime Settings for Different Deployment Scenarios
For more information about C# preprocessor directives, see the following resources.
For more information about Debug and Release configurations, see the following on MSDN.
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