Build Project: Specific Project builds too much

In attempting to solve the issue that most of the time Rider does not actually build the project that you are launching before launching it, I tried setting the Build Project launch configuration step to explicitly build the program project (as opposed to "Selected Project" which I'm not sure the meaning of).

Doing so instead causes the entire solution to be built.

That is, if I modify a dependency of the program project, then all dependents of that dependency are rebuilt as well, rather than just the ones related to the program project.

(In other words, if Program A and Program B both reference Library A, and I modify Library A, then both Program A and B are rebuilt, even though the build step says Build Project: Program A. That would be the expected result of choosing Build Solution, not Build Program A.)

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Hello Dave,

Thank you for your question.

Could you please describe actions you are performing in more detail? Step by step reproducing steps would be really useful.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


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