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How To Gracefully Stop and Windows Azure Deployment From Visual Studio 2010

Updated: at 11:18 PM

The way I do Windows Azure development is that I have OneClick Deployment setup on my Azure host.  This means I can simply and quickly update what I have on my Azure WebRole and test it without going through the 10 to 20 minute deployment process.  Sometimes, when I’m tired, I accidentally press the “Debug” or “Run” button on my Visual Studio 2010 cloud project.  This launches a 2 or 3 minute process that I have trouble killing.

Today, I accidentally figured out a way to stop it.  Simply go to the web project and right mouse button on your project and say “Publish”. You will be immediately presented with an option to stop the deployment!

That’s it.  Simple, but pretty undiscoverable IMHO.