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Visual Studio 2013 Tips & Tricks – How to Disable Browser Link in Visual Studio 2013 ?

In one of my previous blog post , i demonstrated how to use the Browser Link feature in Visual Studio 2013 .

The Browser Link feature is enabled by default . You can disable it in 3 different ways .

3 Different ways to disable Browser Link in Visual Studio 2013

1. Setting the Debug attribute to false in the Web.config file.

    <authentication mode="None" />
    <compilation debug="false" targetFramework="4.5" />
    <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.5" />

2. Add a new key under appSettings with the key “vs:EnableBrowserLink” with the value false in Web.config file as shown below.

    <add key="webpages:Version" value="" />
    <add key="webpages:Enabled" value="false" />
    <add key="ClientValidationEnabled" value="true" />
    <add key="UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled" value="true" />
    <add key="vs:EnableBrowserLink" value="false"/>

3. The last option is one of the easiest one . Just use the Browser Link dropdown menu, unselect the option ” Enable Browser Link”


Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.