I previously mentioned that it’s possible to force a release build to act like a debug build. To do this, we need to understand how .NET knows when to treat an assembly as a debug build or a release build (hint: it’s not the
AssemblyConfigurationattribute!). We also need to understand the options that the runtime provides for overriding the default settings. Time to explore how that process is implemented and the configuration options available for overriding those settings.