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visual studio 2003 debugger shows string escape codes

If I set a breakpoint in visual studio 2000 and viewed a local
variable (in the "locals" panel), I would see something like:

sql | "
SELECT
Operator.FirstName,
....

now I am using visual studio 2003, I see something like:

sql | "\r\nSELECT \r\n\t\t\tOperator.FirstName, ...

I often cut and paste such statements into sql query analyzer ... it
would be helpful to get back the old view.

Any ideas would be very helpful.

Thanks!

Felix
Jul 21 '05 #1
2 2196
Felix,

I don't think that you can make Watch window showing strings in the way you
need. I can propose one workaround, although it is not very nice:

In command window, type in:
Clipboard.SetDataObject(myString, true)

It should place the content of the string into clipboard and you can paste
it in other application. It should be possible to write a macro that does
this thing for you.

Hope this helps.

--
Victor Urnyshev [MSFT]
This post is "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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|If I set a breakpoint in visual studio 2000 and viewed a local
|variable (in the "locals" panel), I would see something like:
|
|sql | "
| SELECT
| Operator.FirstName,
|...
|
|now I am using visual studio 2003, I see something like:
|
|sql | "\r\nSELECT \r\n\t\t\tOperator.FirstName, ...
|
|I often cut and paste such statements into sql query analyzer ... it
|would be helpful to get back the old view.
|
|Any ideas would be very helpful.
|
|Thanks!
|
|Felix
|

Jul 21 '05 #2
I got this from a different group:
From the VS 2003 directory, go to
Common7\Packages\Debugger and open mcee_cs.dat in notepad. there is
documentation in that file for how to modify it. I've already added
several
of them for my types. you have to restart VS to get them to work.

On 1 Jun 2004 14:47:04 -0700, fe*************************@yahoo.com
(Felix) wrote:
If I set a breakpoint in visual studio 2000 and viewed a local
variable (in the "locals" panel), I would see something like:

sql | "
SELECT
Operator.FirstName,
...

now I am using visual studio 2003, I see something like:

sql | "\r\nSELECT \r\n\t\t\tOperator.FirstName, ...

I often cut and paste such statements into sql query analyzer ... it
would be helpful to get back the old view.

Any ideas would be very helpful.

Thanks!

Felix


Jul 21 '05 #3

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