Debugger2.ExecuteStatement Method (String, Int32, Boolean)


Executes the specified statement. If the TreatAsExpression flag is true, then the string is interpreted as an expression, and output is sent to the Command Window.

Namespace:   EnvDTE80
Assembly:  EnvDTE80 (in EnvDTE80.dll)

void ExecuteStatement(
	string Statement,
	int Timeout = -1,
	bool TreatAsExpression = false


Type: System.Int32

The timeout period, in milliseconds.

Type: System.Boolean

true if the string is to be interpreted as an expression; otherwise false.

ExecuteStatement executes the specified statement. A statement differs from an expression in that a statement can consist of one or more expressions. Therefore, typically no value can be associated or returned by statement execution.

Some languages, such as Visual Basic, support a language syntax that relies on the context in which a statement appears to indicate how the statement is evaluated. For example, if your Visual Basic code has statement, a = 1, it is interpreted as an expression if the code appears inside an If…Then statement. It is interpreted as a statement if it appears alone on a line. The expression tests a against the value of 1, the statement will set a equal to 2. See the Example below.

Output from this method is sent to the Command Window.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ExecuteStatement method.

public static void ExecuteStatement(EnvDTE80.DTE2 dte)
    // Setup debug Output window.
    Window w = 
    w.Visible = true;
    OutputWindow ow = (OutputWindow)w.Object;
    OutputWindowPane owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add("ExecuteStatement 
    Method Test");

    EnvDTE80.Debugger2 debugger = (EnvDTE80.Debugger2)dte.Debugger;
    debugger.ExecuteStatement("tempC = 100.0", 100, false);
    owp.OutputString("The new value of tempC variable is: " + 
                     debugger.GetExpression("tempC", false, 1).Value);
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