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

 

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

 

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 .NET as the debugging platform

 

Mode

Select the Attach to Process radio button

 

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