Debugging Tactics for Visual Studio

A few (hopefully) useful links to debugging tactics that aren’t so well known, but are extremely powerful.

7 lesser known hacks for debugging in Visual Studio

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/06/26/7-lesser-known-hacks-for-debugging-in-visual-studio/

7 more lesser-known debugging tactics for Visual Studio

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/09/18/7-more-lesser-known-debugging-tactics-for-visual-studio/

It includes some helpful tips, including:

  • Editing the value of a variable while debugging
  • Showing parameter values in the Call Stack
  • Methods to debug multi-threaded code

Using Code Maps to visualise the call stack

When debugging, the call stack is extremely useful for seeing how you ended up where you are. Did you know that you cna see a visual representation of the call stack, and this can reveal issues that the normal call stack would not? No, nor did I! However, if you take a look at this MSDN page, you’ll find out more…

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn194476.aspx

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