Debugger5 Interface

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Debugger5 is used to interrogate and manipulate the state of the debugger and the program being debugged. Debugger5 supersedes the Debugger4 interface.

Namespace:  EnvDTE100
Assembly:  EnvDTE100 (in EnvDTE100.dll)

[GuidAttribute("C8BBAA3A-7E99-4630-942C-570F085141EB")]
public interface Debugger5 : Debugger4

The Debugger5 type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyAllBreakpointsLastHitGets a collection of bound breakpoints that were last simultaneously hit.
Public propertyBreakpointLastHitGets the last breakpoint hit. To get a collection of multiple breakpoints hit simultaneously, see AllBreakpointsLastHit.
Public propertyBreakpointsGets a collection of breakpoints.
Public propertyCurrentModeGets the current mode of the debugger within the context of the IDE.
Public propertyCurrentProcessGets or sets the active process.
Public propertyCurrentProgramSets or returns the active program.
Public propertyCurrentStackFrameGets or sets the current stack frame.
Public propertyCurrentThreadGets or sets the current thread being debugged.
Public propertyDebuggedProcessesGets the list of processes that are currently being debugged.
Public propertyDTEGets the top-level extensibility object.
Public propertyExceptionGroupsGets the exception settings for the debugger. For each exception, these settings determine whether the debugger gives the code a chance to handle the exception before the debugger breaks execution.
Public propertyForceContinueGets or sets a value that determines whether the debugger breaks or continues when a tracepoint or breakpoint finishes executing a macro. The default behavior is set by the user in the dialog box when the tracepoint or breakpoint is created. This property can be used to change the default behavior.
Public propertyHexDisplayModeGets or sets a value that indicates whether the expressions are output in hexadecimal or decimal format.
Public propertyHexInputModeGets or sets a value that indicates whether the expressions are evaluated in hexadecimal or decimal format.
Public propertyLanguagesGets a list of languages that the debugger supports.
Public propertyLastBreakReasonGets the last reason that a program was broken. If the program is running, it returns DBG_REASON_NONE.
Public propertyLocalProcessesGets the list of processes that are currently running on this computer.
Public propertyOnlyLoadSymbolsManuallyGets a value that determines whether symbols are loaded manually or automatically. The Visual Studio user can determine this setting in the Options dialog box. For more information about how to set this value within Visual Studio, see [OBSOLETE] How to: Specify Symbol Locations and Loading Behavior.
Public propertyParentGets the immediate parent object (DTE).
Public propertySymbolCachePathGets a string that contains the path to the symbols cache used by Visual Studio when you download symbols from a symbols server. You can specify the symbols cache path in the Options dialog box. For more information, see [OBSOLETE] How to: Use a Symbol Server.
Public propertySymbolPathGets a string that contains paths to .PDB symbol files that are used by Visual Studio for debugging. The Visual Studio user can specify symbols paths in the Options dialog box. For more information, see [OBSOLETE] How to: Specify Symbol Locations and Loading Behavior.
Public propertySymbolPathStateGets a string that represents the state of all symbol paths for the .PDB symbol files that are used by Visual Studio for debugging.
Public propertyTransportsGets a collection of supported debugging transports.
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  NameDescription
Public methodBreakCauses the given process to pause its execution so that its current state can be analyzed.
Public methodDeleteObjectIDDeletes the object ID.
Public methodDetachAllDetaches from all attached programs.
Public methodExecuteStatementExecutes the specified statement. If the TreatAsExpression flag is true, then the string is interpreted as an expression, and output is sent to the Command Window.
Public methodExportBreakpointsExports the breakpoints to a file.
Public methodGetExpressionEvaluates an expression based on the current stack frame. If the expression can be parsed but not evaluated, an object is returned but does not contain a valid value.
Public methodGetExpression2Evaluates an expression based on the current stack frame. If the expression can be parsed but not evaluated, an object is returned but does not contain a valid value. This method is similar to GetExpression but with an additional Boolean parameter, which can be set to true to indicate that the expression is to be evaluated as a statement.
Public methodGetExpression3Evaluates an expression, similar to GetExpression. However, this method allows the caller to specify the stack frame that the evaluation will occur on. It also allows the caller to specify whether automatic evaluation of properties and implicit function calls should occur.
Public methodGetProcessesGets an object that represents the processes that are currently connected for debugging on the specified transport.
Public methodGoStarts executing the program from the current statement.
Public methodImportBreakpointsImports breakpoints from a file.
Public methodRunToCursorExecutes the program to the current position of the source file cursor.
Public methodSetNextStatementSets the next instruction to be executed, according to the cursor position in the current source file.
Public methodSetSymbolSettingsSets various settings for the .PDB symbols used by Visual Studio for debugging and forces reloading of all symbols.
Public methodStepIntoSteps into the next function call, if possible.
Public methodStepOutSteps out of the current function.
Public methodStepOverSteps over the next function call.
Public methodStopStops debugging and terminates or detaches from all attached processes.
Public methodTerminateAllTerminates all currently running debugging processes.
Public methodWriteMinidumpIf debugging a program and in Break mode, this function creates a minidump of the current debugging session.
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The debugger is available through the DTE2 object through its Debugger property. (You must cast this object to Debugger5. One debugger object is available for each instance of the interactive development environment (IDE).

To use Debugger5, you must add a reference to EnvDTE100.dll. For native development, you must add a reference to dte100.tlb.

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