I am quite new to Visual Studio (Express). I made a project and then put a shortcut on my Desktop to the .exe file. Later I made some changes to the project which are all visible when I run the project in Visual Studio using CTRL + F5. However, the .exe file that is pointed to by my Desktop shortcut still runs the old version.
Any advice is appreciated.
You may need to use the "Rebuild" action instead of "Build". Sometimes .NET compiler gets confused what has changed - "Rebuild forces a recompile of the solution instead of just the "changed" files.
by rightclicking on your project in solution explorer, going to properties and then going to the build tab you can choose your output path. bin\Debug\ is the default which is probably where your newly built .exe is going
There can be many reasons for the issue. What I did was removing the
.exe files present in the
/bin/Debug directory. The rebuild will automatically generate the
.exe file again.