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I have a case where I am debugging application A, which is a client to
a server application. To test some functionality, I run another
instance of application A. I am seeing in some cases that the
debugger actually stops at breakpoints, in the *wrong* instance - the
one I did NOT run from within the debugger. How is this possible? Is
this a debugger...bug?


Sep 1 '08 #1
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xlar54 wrote:
I have a case where I am debugging application A, which is a client to
a server application. To test some functionality, I run another
instance of application A. I am seeing in some cases that the
debugger actually stops at breakpoints, in the *wrong* instance - the
one I did NOT run from within the debugger.
How do you know? In other words, what convinces you this isn't a user error?
If you choose Debug -Stop Debugging, does the process you expect terminate?
How is this possible? Is this a debugger...bug?
It would be the first time I see it. Which doesn't say anything, of course.

If you want to confirm this is a Visual Studio problem, you could run it
under a different debugger, like mdbg (installed with the Windows SDK) or
WinDbg (this has a bit of a learning curve, especially if you want to do
unmanaged debugging with it).

Sep 1 '08 #2

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