When debugging a web application in Visual Studio 2017, I kept running into a problem whereby Chrome was caching a CSS file I was using. Here’s a quick tip to stop it happening so that you can focus on your changes, rather than scratching your head wondering why something isn’t changing!
In short, the trick is you can set up the default browser to run with a command line to disable caching, and here’s how.
Find the browser menu in Visual Studio on the menu bar. It will look like this.
Now click on
Add... and you will see the Add Program dialog.
Under each of the settings, add these values, altering the path if your Chrome installation is different.
Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Friendly name: Chrome without cache
Once out of that dialog, you can also select the item in the list and set it as the default browser, if you choose.
Finally, click on
Cancel to close the window.
From now on, you should be able to debug/browse without caching being an issue.
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