Configuration Manager not visible in Visual Studio

advanced build configuration

I needed to debug a windows service using Visual Studio, and was able to use the Attach to Process… feature in the IDE. Even though Visual Studio was attached to the executable, it still didn’t stop at any breakpoints. I thought I could fix this by using Build->Configuration Manager to change the Configuration from Release to Debugmode, but the Configuration Manager option wasn’t available. After searching the internet, I found a forum, with a solution that worked for me.

I solved the problem by using the following menu options:
Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> General

Show advanced build configurations” was unchecked, once I checked this option the Build->Configuration Manager was available again.