Difference between Debug and Release build modes

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The Debug and Release modes affect the size and the speed of the executable files.

Debug build does not do code optimization and embeds the debug information (pdb files).  This is done through the IsJITOptimizerEnabled property. It is true in the case of debug. Release mode does the code optimization and does not load the debug information. In the Release mode, the IsJITOptimizerEnabled property is false.

Debug builds are for you. Release modes are for your client.

Debug builds makes the size of the executable larger than the one in Release mode.

Debug versions of assemblies help us to detect bugs.

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