Debugging With Visual Studio Beyond ‘F5’

Speaker: Dror Helper

Debugging is part of any development process, but unfortunately it’s never planned or expected. On top of that, it’s rarely approached in a structured way, and while many modern IDEs have powerful debugging tools – most developers are not aware of how they can be used to reduce the time and pain of debugging. The whole act of debugging is done as an ad-hoc, time consuming activity, which is considered less interesting then developing new features or investigating the latest and greatest technology. But while there are many articles and productivity tools aimed at writing better code – faster, it seems as though it’s impossible to find resources that teach you how to effectively debug your code. In this lecture, we will discuss how to approach a debugging session, and show the latest power debugging capabilities Visual Studio has to offer. These will help you save time and pain by first understanding the problem and then fixing the bug that caused it.