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In Visual Studio 2010 SP1, if we build the application in the x64/Any CPU mode, we see that the static variable initialization does not happen under the debug mode.
If we create a console application using the following code snippet and putting the break point on the "private static bool publishEvent = true", we see the value of the static variable does not change, while stepping into the code. The value of the static variable remains uninitialized, in this case, false.
The expected behavior is, the value of publishEvent becomes true.
private static bool publishEvent = true;
static void Main(string args)
Test varT = new Test();
This behavior of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is a known issue. This issue is fixed in the next release of Visual Studio versions. However there are some easy workarunds available as mentioned below:
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