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How to: Use the Registers Window 

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

The Registers window displays register contents. If you keep the Registers window open as you step through your program, you can see register values change as your code executes. Values that have changed recently are displayed in red. You can edit register values. For more information, see How to: Edit a Register Value. Editable registers include Registers Window (Intel x86 Processor Flags).

To reduce clutter, the Registers window organizes registers into groups, which vary according to platform and processor type. You can display or hide groups as you see fit. For more information, see How to: Display and Hide Register Groups.

For a high-level introduction to concepts behind registers and the Registers window, see Debugging Basics: Registers Window.

NoteNote

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 display the Registers window

  • From the Debug menu, choose Windows, and click Registers.

    The debugger must be running or in break mode.

    NoteNote

    Register information is not available for script or SQL applications.

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