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Problems when trying to setup remote debug across network domains :: Visual Studio 2005, January 23, 2008
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#4 Did you know? What you can do with Debugger Datatips... (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Visual Basic Team, January 10, 2008
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There's a lot of cool functionality built into VS debugger datatips that often goes unnoticed... For example, did you know that not only can you *see* values in the expanded datatips, but you can also...

DebuggerDisplayAttribute Attribute

Vault of Thoughts, November 18, 2007
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Another small yet useful thing. Usually when we have an object of a class and want it to be more debugger friendly, we override the ToString method. From that method, we return something meaningful, ...

DebuggerTypeProxy Proxy Class is Compiled into Release Build

Don Kielys Technical Blatherings, November 16, 2007
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I recently did a session about debugging ASP.NET applications at the Victoria .NET Developers Association in Victorial, B.C. It was a fun meeting, and as an Alaskan from Fairbanks I always feel a spec...

What Exactly Are You Trying To Prove?

youve been HAACKED, November 16, 2007
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Frans Bouma wrote an interesting response to my last post, Writing Testable Code Is About Managing Complexity entitled Correctness Provability should be the goal, not Testability. He states in his po...

Debugger Visualizers for MethodInfo, DynamicMethod, and MethodBase

ISerializable, November 3, 2007
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Oren's post about DynamicMethods in Reflection is a great "advanced" intro to the idea of DyamicMethod (a method you can create on the fly and then cache to execute many times - great of opt...

Dodgy Debugging

Glavs Blog, October 11, 2007
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In a previous post, I mentioned an obscure ASP.NET issue that had me scratching my head for a while. In order to track it down, I had to resort some dodgy debugging techniques which I wouldn't call ex...

FireBug debugging Bug in If blocks

Rick Strahls WebLog, October 8, 2007
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On several occasions I've now seen the FireBug debugger doing some really strange things when stepping into certain conditional blocks. For example I was just working on the following code that is a g...

Customizing Displays in the Debugger for System Types

The Visual Basic Team, September 28, 2007
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We've heard feedback from several customers regarding the way certain types are displayed in the Debugger.  Many of the displays exist to maintain the user experience between versions of Visual S...

Debug proxies for custom collections to aide debugging in Visual Studio

Granville Barnett, September 6, 2007
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I stumbled across this while working on a small project (Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA)).  Creating a proxy for a type, or whatever really - in my case a collection is really simple and pro...

Visual Studio debugging aid dev work

Granville Barnett, September 1, 2007
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I've been rather busy as of late doing a mixture of projects I'm currently working on as well as doing quite a bit of maths - don't ask me why about the latter, I just caught the bug again...but I rea...

Always Set Stop On Exception While Doing Debugging in Visual Studio 2005 or 2008, August 10, 2007
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This article discusses a best practices method for automatically having the debugger stop on unhandled exceptions in visual studio 2005 or 2008...

The debugger may stop responding when the debuggee implements the mixed-mode debugger in the .NET Framework 2.0 :: .NET Framework 2.0, July 20, 2007
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Why You Need to Use System.Diagnostics.Debug More Than You Do - The #1 ASP.NET Community, July 19, 2007
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This article provides an overview of seven methods of System.Diagnostics.Debug which can improve the maintainability of your code....

Debugging tip: But that can't happen!! Ah, but it did. Ensure you are looking at the right object - level 300

Jeffrey Palermo, April 10, 2007
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Debugging can be easy or hard.  It's easy if you have an easily reproducible error.  This morning I wrestled a bug where a screen just stopped showing data.  Nothing.  Zilch. When ...

Are you a developer-tester or tester-developer? - level 200

Jeffrey Palermo, February 14, 2007
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Every programmer tests, but does every tester program?  I submit that the good ones do.  Jason Darling sent me these two great articles that dig deeper into this discussion.   http://w...

Field Value not setting...

Rick Strahls WebLog, February 7, 2007
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Heres a nice baffler thats been giving me fits for about an hour now. Check out this debugger highlight:    Im running into this situation where a field up the inheritance structure will si...

Debugging FireFox Cookies

Rick Strahls WebLog, January 28, 2007
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Heres a fun one for FireFox regarding cookies. I was running through some test scenarios of my West Wind Web Store and while running in FireFox I noticed that I was unable to log on to my store profil...

Is Debug Mode Evil?

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, January 26, 2007
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One of the difficulties in working with .NET, especially ASP.NET, is being able to determine whether an assembly has been compiled in Debug Mode or Release Mode, and especially whether an application ...

Detecting ASP.NET Debug mode

Rick Strahls WebLog, January 20, 2007
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Ah the beauty of a big framework <s>. I was doing some work on an internal GZip compression handler and one thing I needed to know is whether the application is running in Debug mode. Its easy t...

New Release of DebugDiag

Brettblog, January 16, 2007
Views: 2,438 | Hits 54 This release is rich with new features, including the following: IE7, Vis...

John Robbins' New .NET Debugging Book is Out!

Don Kielys Technical Blatherings, December 16, 2006
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Well, it's about time! John Robbins of Wintellect is the debugging alpha geek, and the new edition of his seminal Windows debugging book is finally out: Debugging Microsoft .NET 2.0 Applications. This...

Thank You!

Roland Weigelt, December 9, 2006
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There’s a time for complaining about issues, and there’s a time for telling when things are great. I’m right in the middle of writing custom column and cell types for a DataGrid...

Object Test Bench

Vault of Thoughts, December 7, 2006
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In my recent article on Immediate Window, I have showed how you can use it to debug your application, but also how to run arbitrary code. Working with Immediate Window has one major...

DebuggerVisualizer pack released!

ASP.NET Announcements, November 27, 2006
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StructsViz is a set of DebuggerVisualizers that show a graphical representation of all the .NET data structures in the System.Collection.* namespaces. You can see a few screenshots and read more abou...

Change The Display Of A Type In The Debugger

youve been HAACKED, October 4, 2006
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Keyvan Nayyeri has a great tip for how to control the display of atypein the various debuggerwindows using a DebuggerTypeProxyattribute. His post includes screenshots with this in use. This is an attr...

Simpler Debugger with DebuggerTypeProxy

Keyvan Nayyeri, October 4, 2006
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By default Visual Studio nests object properties in Watch Window and shows them in a hierarchy manner.  For more complex objects you need to traverse through your properties to find whatever you ...

VS2003 and Vista - Is the sky really falling?

JonGalloway.ToString(), September 28, 2006
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As part of a recent Visual Studio 2005 SP1 announcement, the Corp VP of Microsoft's Developer Division stated that Visual Studio.NET 2003 won't be supported under Windows Vista. Frans ...

Visual Studio Script Debugger and Microsoft Script Debugger Mixup

Rick Strahls WebLog, September 14, 2006
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Over the last couple of days I’ve been working on client side stuff and have been experimenting with a few different tools for editing and debugging JavaScript. Somewhere in there I installed th...

If it takes forever to start your app with the debugger, check for thrown exceptions - level 300

Jeffrey Palermo, August 17, 2006
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Overview of ExceptionsThere are quite of a few things that are just laws of Object-Oriented development, and one of those is that exceptions should be avoided.  If you can prevent an exception&nb...

Powershell: Attach Debugger To ASP.NET Worker Process By Name

K. Scott Allen, August 17, 2006
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For those who don't like the "Attach To Process" dialog box, just pass the application pool name to this Powershell function: function debug-wp([string]$name){  if([String]::IsNullOrEmpt...

Tracing with Log4Net and the Context Singleton Design Pattern

The Code Project Latest Articles, August 12, 2006
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This article describes techniques than enable ASP.Net trace style performance information to be outputted to any appender using log4net. In building this utility class, we also delve into a design pat...

Javascript debuggers

E-Surfers Weblog, August 1, 2006
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Along with the development of AJAX, it is necessary to get a handy javascript debugger. The following Javascript debuggers can make our life easier. 1. Venkman JavaScript Debugger - for Firefox It pro...

SvcTraceViewer.exe - Learn It, Know it, Love It

dasBlonde, July 27, 2006
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There's a nice little diagnostic tool that ships with the SDK for .NET 3.0 - svctraceviewer.exe. You WILL need this tool. It is a great way to inspect messages when things are going ...

How to develop and debug ASP.NET custom controls in Visual Web Developer Express

Jotekes Blog, July 27, 2006
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As usual, I am always late commenting other people's posts but Mikhail Arkhipov made recently a good post about developing custom controls with Visual Web Developer Express so I thought to mentio...

On error messages

mikes web log, July 7, 2006
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The ever-interesting Eric Lippert has a thoughtful post on how to create good error messages. His particular focus is on the error messages generated by a compiler, but there's very little in there, s...

Build Failed With No Errors

K. Scott Allen, July 6, 2006
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MSBuild does a good job of reporting build errors, but MSBuild can only report errors that the underlying Tasks report. Custom tasks add a lot of variation to quality of the error messages. Case in po...

Case-sensitivity with IE getAttribute

Mike Christensen: Web Dev Guy, June 23, 2006
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I ran across an interesting behavior in IE the other day.  Some of my script code was misbehaving, and it took me a while to track down the exact problem.  In one part of my code I had an on...

Debugger Visualizer for MethodInfo, DynamicMethod, and MethodBase available for download

ISerializable, April 25, 2006
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this nice DynamicMethod visualizer posted as a code sample. Download Just the binaries (38k) Download Binaries and source (358k)   Sample shots: Get the IL byte stream from an...

Tips for writing Debugger Visualizers in VS.NET 2005

Frans Boumas blog, February 6, 2006
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VS.NET 2005 comes with a new feature, called Debugger Visualizers. A debugger visualizer is a small piece of code which visualizes the object currently hovered by the mouse in a debug session, of cou...

The Binding Handle is Invalid in VS 2005 Resolved

Colt Kwongs Blog, November 16, 2005
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I tried to run one of my WinForm 2.0 solution in my home machine tonight, but a confusing error message displayed when I pressed the F5 button: "Unable to attach debugger. The binding handle is ...

Date Time Visualizer for VS2005

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., September 23, 2005
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John Mueller demonstrates a nifty debugger visualizer in his article on DevSource: Write Your Own Visualizer for VS Debugging.I have played with visualizers a lot, but have focused ...

Interested in Learning More About the Visual Studio Debugger?

Visual Basic IDE Team Blog, July 27, 2005
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Please join us in an online chat this coming Thursday, July 28th, at 1pm (PST).  We'll be answering questions from the audience about the Visual Studio 2005 Debugger.  You can bring you...

60 days isn't long

James Shaw at CoverYourASP.NET, September 2, 2004
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Today I realized something; 60 days isn't long to turn a production web site into a product. Ok, the bugs were shaken out long ago, but there's a huge difference between a product that you teach a few...

Debug Tutorial Part 6: Navigating The Kernel Debugger

The Code Project Latest Articles, August 7, 2004
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Learn the basics of the kernel debugger....

Macros for debugging

Cyrus Blather, June 29, 2004
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I'm sitting here writing some macros to help test a new feature I've implemented in the debugger. Doing so is always an interesting experience. There is quite a lot of functionality available via auto...

Let me introduce myself

Cyrus Blather, May 11, 2004
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My name is Adam Krantz. I am a developer at Microsoft on the Visual Studio debugger team. My focus is on the user interface, and how to make the various debugger features work well for all the differe...

FIX: VS7 Debugger Error

dotNet, February 24, 2004
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I thought I'd post a solution to a debug issue I had today. I've had it before, and now I'll be able to google my blog for the solution. When trying to debug a WinForms app, VS reports “The debu...