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.VSHOST.EXE File Extension

File TypeVisual Studio Hosting Process File

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What is a VSHOST.EXE file?

A VSHOST.EXE file a hosting process file created by Visual Studio, a software development tool used to create Windows programs. It contains information that is executed when a project is opened in Visual Studio to speed up and improve performance of the debugging of the project. VSHOST.EXE files are created whenever a project is built in Visual Studio and are placed in the same bin folder as your application.

More Information

Hosting process is a feature of Visual Studio designed to improve debugging performance, enable design time expression evaluation, and enable partial trust debugging. VSHOST.EXE files should not be run directly or deployed with your application.

NOTE: The VSHOST.EXE file was introduced in Visual Studio 2005.

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Updated 8/15/2016

About VSHOST.EXE Files

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