General Setup

This is the general setup for debugging Microsoft Native Applications (C++, C, Visual Basic). You have two options when debugging:

Debug an application
Attach to an application that is running

Option 1 - Debug an application

Field

Action

See also

Debugger

Select Microsoft Native as the debugging platform.

 

 

x64

Select this checkbox if you are debugging a 64-bit application.

Deselect the checkbox if you are debugging a 32-bit application.

 

 

Mode

Select the Run radio button.

 

 

Default Directory

This is set as the default directory for the process being debugged.

 

 

Application Path

Select and enter either the full or the relative path to the application executable.

If the path contains spaces, specify the full path; do not use a relative path
If the path contains spaces, the path must be enclosed by quotes

 

 

Command Line Arguments

 

Parameters to pass to the application at startup

 

Show Console

Create a console window for the debugger; not applicable for attaching to a process.

 

 

Symbol Search Paths

Specify any additional paths to locate debug symbols for the debugger; separate the paths with a semi-colon.

 

 

Option 2 - Attach to an application that is running

Field

Action

See also

Debugger

Select Microsoft Native as the debugging platform.

 

 

x64

Select this checkbox if you are debugging a 64-bit application.

Deselect the checkbox if you are debugging a 32-bit application.

 

 

Mode

Select the Attach to Process radio button.

 

Debug Another Process

 

Symbol Search Paths

Specify any additional paths to locate debug symbols for the debugger.

You could specify a symbol server here if you prefer; separate the paths with a semi-colon or comma.