How to: Flag and Unflag Threads


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You can flag a thread that you want to give special attention by marking it with an icon in the Threads, Parallel Stacks, Parallel Watch, and GPU Threads windows. This icon can help you and others distinguish flagged threads from other threads.

Flagged threads also receive special treatment in the Thread list on the Debug Location toolbar. This list can show all threads or only flagged threads. When you flag a thread, the Thread list automatically switches to show only flagged threads, but you can switch it back to show all threads as appropriate.

To flag or unflag a thread by using the Threads window

  • In the Threads window, find the thread you are interested in and click the flag icon to select or clear the flag.

To unflag all threads

  • In the Threads window, right-click any thread and then click Unflag All Threads.

To display only flagged threads

  • Choose the flag button in the debugging window.

To flag Just My Code

  1. On the toolbar at the top of the Threads window, click the flag icon.

  2. In the drop-down list, click Flag Just My Code.

To flag threads that are associated with selected modules

  1. On the toolbar of the Threads window, click the flag icon.

  2. In the drop-down list, click Flag Custom Module Selection.

  3. In the Select Modules dialog box, select the modules that you want.

  4. (Optional) In the Search box, type a string to search for specific modules.

  5. Click OK.

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