Show the Output Window During Build – Visual Studio

Developers, like me, can sometimes get very particular about their dev environment. 😉

One such particular feature for me, in Visual Studio, is the automatic appearance of output window while debugging. While one can always view it by pressing,


I wanted this behavior to be constant and automatic on every build. Turns out, there’s a setting for it! Go to

Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> General and select/deselect the “Show Output window when build starts”

Configure show hide on Visual Studio Output window