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How to: Change the Debugger Context


The Locals window displays variables local to the current context or scope. To modify information in the Locals window, the debugger must be in break mode.

In run mode, information may appear in the Locals window, but the information will not be current until the next time your program breaks.

To change the context of the Locals window

  • In break mode, use the Debug Location toolbar to select the desired function, thread, or process.


  • Double-click a stack frame in the Call Stack window to change the context to that function call.


  • Double-click a thread in the Threads window to change the context to that thread.


  • Double-click a process in the Processes window to change the context to that process.