Quick Hit: Speeding up Visual Studio builds for Solutions with Managed and Unmanaged projects

Unload the native projects (right click native project in solution explorer –> unload).  Any subsequent builds will not build the native projects which usually take much longer to build.

Visual Studio’s memory of which projects are unloaded in a solution appears to be stored locally so it won’t be checked in when the solution is checked in (you’re not checking in .suo files are you?)

Of course this isn’t helpful if you’re working on the native projects but greatly speeds things up when you’re only working on managed code.

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