The Visual Studio debugger is incredibly rich. I
highly recommend setting aside some time to really learn all of its
features. The above tips and tricks are but a few of the many features it
provides that most people are actually unaware of.
I’ve previously blogged about other VS 2010 Debugger Improvements
(including DataTip pinning, Import/Export of Breakpoints, Preserving Last Value
Variables, and more). I’ll be doing more blog posts in the future about
the new VS 2010 Intellitrace and Dump File Debugging support as well.
These provide a bunch of additional cool new capabilities that can make
debugging applications (including ones in production) a lot easier and more
Also make sure to check out Scott Cate’s excellent Visual Studio 2010 Tips and
Tricks series to learn more about how to best take advantage of Visual
Studio. He has an absolutely awesome set of free videos and blog posts.
And also check out Jim Griesmer’s great series on Visual Studio Debugging Trips
and Tricks. He has a ton of good tips and tricks you can take
Hope this helps,
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