Sure, unit tests are fine, but sometimes you want to do a system test or debug a certain situation. In that case, you might use the start options of Visual Studio, which can be found in the project properties, Debug section:

Visual Studio Start Options

Now it may happen that you have a few settings which you use more often, and I wonder whether someone has implemented an add-on to Visual Studio that allows to define many of these options and just select them from a list.

It should be

  • for Visual Studio 2013 and higher
  • for Windows (obviously)
  • cost less than 20 USD, gratis preferred, Open Source preferred
  • Any reason why you're not using the command line to start Visual Studio? That would allow you to write a script that defines how to start VS based on your requirements.
    – rrirower
    Apr 18, 2016 at 17:03
  • @rrirower: because I have VS already open and it takes some time to start it with all plugins like NCrunch, ReSharper etc. When I make a fix and I'd like to test in say 3 different scenarios, I don't want to restart VS 3 times. Apr 18, 2016 at 17:24

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I found Smart Commandline Arguments in the Visual Studio Marketplace.


  • allows specifying multiple command line arguments
  • allows selecting and deselecting command line arguments
  • works on VS 2015 and higher only, unfortunately
  • works on Windows
  • is gratis

If you can't see the window, it's under View / Other Windows / Commandline Arguments.

If you have file names with spaces, don't forget to add quotation marks.


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