[path]\plugin.dll is not a valid Win32 application

I followed the guide at http://www.juce.com/doc/tutorial_create_projucer_basic_plugin

When trying to build the app, I get a popup saying:

"Unable to start plugin.dll" 

"plugin.dll is not a vaild Win32 application"

This is in Visual Studio 2015. I'm on Windows 10 64 bit.

An audio plug-in is not an app, you cannot run it directly. It is a dynamic library (dll) that you need to load in a host application, such as a DAW.

In Visual Studio, just "Build" the plugin without trying to run it.

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Thank you! It’s so simple I feel silly I didn’t think it through.