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Debugging XSLT

You can use the Visual Studio debugger to debug XSLT. The debugger supports setting breakpoints, viewing XSLT execution state, and so on. The debugger can be used to debug a style sheet, or to debug an XSLT transformation invoked from another application.

XSLT debugging is available in the Visual Studio Team System and the Professional Edition.

In This Section

How to: Start Debugging XSLT

Describes how to start the XSLT debugger.

How to: Use Breakpoints with XSLT

Describes how to use breakpoints within a style sheet.

How to: Evaluate an XPath Expression

Describes how to evaluate an XPath expression using the QuickWatch dialog box.

Walkthrough: Debug an XSLT Style Sheet

Demonstrates how to debug an XSLT style sheet.

Debugger User Interface (XSLT)

Describes the XSLT Debugger windows and dialog boxes.

Related Sections

Edit XSLT Style Sheets

Discusses using the XML Editor to edit style sheets.

Security Considerations When Working with XML Data

Discusses security issues that you need to know about when working the XML Editor or the XSLT debugger.

Debugging in Visual Studio

Introduces the Visual Studio debugger.

XSLT Reference

Provides reference material for XSLT elements and functions.