Debugging Tools in LightSwitch


Visual Studio LightSwitch provides many tools and techniques for debugging. Debugging is the process of finding and fixing bugs in an application.

When you run or debug an application, the development environment changes to run mode. The application itself is started, and a window that is related to debugging appears. When the environment is in run mode, you cannot make changes in the Form Designer, Properties window, Solution Explorer, or Code Editor.

In run mode, the Immediate window appears at the bottom of the environment. If you put the application into break mode, you can query for values and test code in the Immediate window. Break mode is shown in the following illustration.

Break Mode

Break mode

At run time, you can open additional windows for watching the values of variables, viewing output, and performing other debugging tasks. Use the Debug menu to open these windows.