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How Can I Use Debugger Windows While Debugging a Foreground Program? 

This topic applies to:

Visual Studio Edition

Visual Basic

C#

C++

J#

Express

No

No

Native

No

Standard

No

No

Native

No

Pro/Team

No

No

Native

No

Problem Description

I am trying to debug a screen-painting problem. To observe this problem, I have to keep my program in the foreground, which means I do not have access to the debugging windows. What can I do?

Solution

If you have a second computer, you can use remote debugging. With a two-computer setup, you can watch the screen painting on the remote computer while you operate the debugger on the host. For more information on remote debugging, see Setting Up Remote Debugging.

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