Cannot connect to debug C# program

Hi all, I can connect over Ethernet to remotely debug C++ programs, so I know the connection works. I can run C# programs on the iMX6DL so I know that .NET 3.9 is installed correctly. However I cannot connect to the iMX6DL to remotely debug a C# program. VS2015 shows “Connecting to Windows Embedded Compact Debugger” for about 20 seconds then brings up a window saying there were deployment errors.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this please?

The development environment should prompt you for an IP address (but sometimes freezes after doing that) or telling you to configure one in the debug options. Do you have a valid IP configured there?

Yes, I am using the same IP address that is displayed on the Colibri and which works for debugging the C++ program. I set up the IP address before connecting so it doesn’t prompt for one.

It is connecting now, but it still takes about 20 seconds for the error message to appear. If I click on “Continue anyway” then it will deploy and can be debugged, but the delay and error message only occur for C# programs, not for C++.

What error message?
Do you have a valid folder configured for deployment?
Do you get any error message or message on debug output if you execute the application directly on the target?

I have the same problem by using 2015. On BSP2.0 the problem was not there. Now I updated to BSP2.1b4 and when i click deploy, Visual Studio says after 20sec. this: “A connection attempt failed because the remote station did not respond properly after a certain amount of time, or the connection made failed because the connected host did not respond.” (I translated from German, sorry). But when I ignore the message everything works fine. But it sucks.

Do you have any output you can capture on the VS console, the UART output etc.?
Having some more information about this may help us reproducing it internally.
If you can also provide us the releases of your development environment (including service packs etc.) and .NET runtime release that would help.

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
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Hope that´s enough.
Like I said: With BSP2.0 from WEC2013 there was no problem deploying by network. By using BSP2.1b4 this output comes:

3>Deploying : Connecting to Windows Embedded Compact Debugger…
3>Deployment of application to device failed.
3>Ein Verbindungsversuch ist fehlgeschlagen, da die Gegenstelle nach einer bestimmten Zeitspanne nicht richtig reagiert hat, oder die hergestellte Verbindung war fehlerhaft, da der verbundene Host nicht reagiert hat.
4>------ Bereitstellung gestartet: Projekt: xxx, Konfiguration: Debug Any CPU ------
4>Deploying : Connecting to Windows Embedded Compact Debugger…
4>The application is already installed on the device. Checking if an incremental deployment is possible…
4>Doing full deployment as project was cleaned and rebuilt…
4>Uninstalling the application…
4>Installing the application…
4>Updating information related to installed files…
4>Successfully Deployed : ========== Erstellen: 2 erfolgreich, 0 fehlerhaft, 0 aktuell, 0 übersprungen ==========
========== Bereitstellen: 1 erfolgreich, 1 fehlerhaft, 0 übersprungen ==========

When I ignore the message, VS go to debug-mode and everything works.

Ah damn,
I have just seen that I want to provide two projects. But in the second project I was deposited the wrong IP address.
Please forget all. It works. Maby steve274 have the same problem!