How to: Specify Debugger Settings


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In Visual Studio, you can specify various settings for debugger behavior, including how variables are displayed, whether certain warnings are presented, how breakpoints are set, and how breaking affects running programs. You specify debugger settings in the Options dialog box.

To set debugger options

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. In the Options dialog box, open the Debugging folder.

  3. In the Debugging folder, choose the category of options you want.

    The most common options are located in the General category. For more information, see General, Debugging, Options Dialog Box.

  4. Select or clear the desired option or options. Press F1 to get Help about the options.

General, Debugging, Options Dialog Box
Edit and Continue, Debugging, Options Dialog Box
Debugger Settings and Preparation
Common Macros for Build Commands and Properties