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Debug COM Interop

Enterprise Architect enables you to debug .NET managed code executed using COM in either a Local or an In-Process server.

This feature is useful for debugging Plugins and ActiveX components.

Debug .NET Managed Code Executed Using COM

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Action

See also

1

Create a Package in Enterprise Architect and import the code to debug.

Software Engineering

2

Ensure the COM component is built with debug information.

3

Create a Script for the Package.

4

In the 'Debug | Platform' page, you can select to either attach to an unmanaged process or specify the path to an unmanaged application to call your managed code.

5

Add breakpoints in the source code to debug.

Attach to an Unmanaged Process

If you are using:

  • An In-Process COM server, attach to the client process
  • A Local COM Server, attach to the server process

Click on the Debug window Run button (or press F6) to display a list of processes from which you can choose.

Notes

  • Detaching from a COM interop process you have been debugging terminates the process; this is a known issue for Microsoft .NET Framework, and information on it can be found on many of the MSDN .NET blogs