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:
- Create a breakpoint as normal.
- Right-click on the red circle indicating the breakpoint.
- 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.
- Fill in the dialog with whatever text you wish to print, you can even run a macro.
- 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.