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Debugging Preparation: C#, F#, and Visual Basic Project Types

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The topics in this section describe how to debug the C#, F#, and Visual Basic project types created by the Visual Studio project templates.

Note that those project types that create DLLs as their output have been grouped into Debugging DLL Projects because of the common features they share.

Managed Debugging: Recommended Property Settings

This section describes the recommended debugging-related property settings for C#, F#, and Visual Basic projects.

Debugging Preparation: Windows Forms Applications

Describes a Windows Application project and provides instructions for debugging, changing the default Debug configuration, and starting the application outside of Visual Studio and attaching to it.

Debugging Preparation: Console Projects

Provides additional considerations for debugging C# or Visual Basic console applications. This includes specifying command-line arguments, starting your application from the command prompt, writing to the Output window, and troubleshooting the Console window.

Debugging Preparation: SQL Server Projects

Describes a SQL Server project, and provides general instructions about debugging.

Debugging Preparation: Windows Services

Describes a Windows service and provides a link to Debugging Windows Service Applications.

Debug Settings and Preparation

Covers the settings and preparation that you must perform to debug your program with the Visual Studio debugger.

Debugging Managed Code

Covers common debugging problems and techniques for applications written in managed code.