Launch Method
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Debugger::Launch Method ()


Launches and attaches a debugger to the process.

Namespace:   System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

static bool Launch()

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the startup is successful or if the debugger is already attached; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

The System.Security.Permissions::UIPermission is not set to start the debugger.

If a debugger is already attached, nothing happens.


for permission to start a debugger. Associated enumeration: PermissionState::Unrestricted


for operating with unmanaged code. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag::UnmanagedCode Security action: Demand

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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