Debugging in Visual Studio 

You have created your application and resolved the build errors. You must now correct those logic errors that keep your application or stored procedures from running correctly. You can do this with the development environment's integrated debugging functions. These allow you to stop at procedure locations, inspect memory and register values, change variables, observe message traffic, and get a close look at what your code does.

In This Section

What's New in the Visual Studio 2005 Debugger

Discusses the enhancements to the Visual Studio 2005 debugger.

Debugger Security

Discusses security issues related to debugging.

Debug Settings and Preparation

Covers the Project Property settings and setup you must perform to create a debug build for your project. Also covers setup for remote debugging, debugging Code Center Premium source, debugging a partial-trust application, and debugging a high-performance cluster application.

Debugger Roadmap

Discusses the fundamentals of using the Visual Studio debugger. Topics include debugging basics, execution control, attaching to a running program, Just-In-Time debugging, launching the debugger automatically, dumps, breakpoints, inspecting your program, handling exceptions, Edit and Continue, and using expressions in the debugger.

Debugging Managed Code

Covers common debugging problems and techniques for managed code written in Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual J#, and C++.

Debugging Native Code

Discusses some common debugging problems and techniques for C and C++ applications.

Debugging Web Applications

Describes common debugging problems and techniques you might encounter when debugging Web applications. Sections include debugging ASP.NET and ASP Web applications, debugging ATL Server Web applications, Web server debugging errors, and troubleshooting.

Debugging SQL

Provides information on debugging SQL Server stored procedures, functions, and triggers. Topics include set up, a SQL debugging example, SQL and mixed-language debugging, limitations, debugging extended stored procedures, SQL debugging components, configuring DCOM, and troubleshooting.

Debugging User Interface Reference

Provides reference information on the windows and dialog boxes you use when debugging your application. These topics are also available when you press F1 while you have focus on a debugging user interface element, such as the Breakpoints window.

Related Sections

Walkthrough: Debugging an Add-in Project

Add-ins are compiled applications that use the Visual Studio automation object model to manipulate or automate the integrated development environment. This topic shows how to debug a Visual Studio add-in project

Deploying Applications and Components

Provides links to various deployment topics including: deployment concepts, introduction to Microsoft Windows Installer, deployment projects, merge module projects, creating or adding deployment projects, setting properties, adding items to a deployment project, and opening the deployment editors. This section also covers managing file installation, registry settings, file types, user interface, custom actions, and launch conditions.