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How to: Customize the Memory Window Display

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The Memory window is available only if address-level debugging is enabled the Options dialog box, Debugging node.

You can customize the way the Memory window shows memory contents. By default, memory contents appear as one-byte integers in hexadecimal format, and the number of columns is determined automatically by the current width of the window.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To change the format of the memory contents

  1. Right-click the Memory window.

  2. On the shortcut menu, choose the format you want.

To change the number of columns in the Memory window

  1. In the toolbar at the top of the Memory window, locate the Columns list.

  2. In the Columns list, choose the number of columns you want to display or choose Auto for automatic adjustment to fit the width of the window.

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