Monday, March 20, 2006

Not sure how I missed....but here is a very handy new feature in VS2005.  Thanks to Jessica for pointing me to this.  Had I not stumbled upon this I would still be tracepoint-less. 

What is a tracepoint?  Well, in a nutshell.  It's like a breakpoint without the breaking part.  I can now use this to replace some of my Debug.WriteLine statements I use to debug in certain cases.  How to create a tracepoint:

  1. Create a breakpoint as normal.
  2. Right-click on the red circle indicating the breakpoint.
  3. On the context menu, select When Hit.  There are other options as well, though they deal with breakpoint filters and such that I believe were in previous version of VS.
  4. Fill in the dialog with whatever text you wish to print, you can even run a macro.
  5. Close dialog, and red circle changes to red diamond indicating a tracepoint.

Very handy new tool and another reason I like VS2005 more and more each day.

Monday, March 20, 2006 10:37:05 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) | Comments [0] | .NET#
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