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Bug: wrong values in debug windows (locals, watch,...)

P: n/a

to reproduce the follwoing steps, "managed DirectX" must be installed.
Despite, this is not a DirectX but an IDE problem (at least in VB.Net). As
nobody answered in m.p.vsnet.ide and m.p.vsnet.debugging, I try it here.

1. Create a new WindowsApplication
2. Add references to
- Microsoft.DirectX.dll
- Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D.dll
3. In the form's code window add

Imports Microsoft.DirectX
Imports Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D


Private Sub Form1_Load( _
ByVal sender As System.Object, _
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
Handles MyBase.Load

Dim pp As New PresentParameters
Dim mat1, mat2, mat3 As Matrix
mat1 = Matrix.Identity
mat2 = Matrix.Identity
mat3 = Matrix.Identity

mat1 = Matrix.Multiply(mat2, mat3)

End Sub

(note: Whether or not the code makes sense does not matter. It's the IDE's
behavior I'm describing)

4. set a break point at the line "mat1 = Matrix.Identity"
5. Start and wait til the break point is hit
6. open the locals window and open variable pp

Bug: All members are displayed as "error: can not obtain value"
Now, try also: In the immediate window, execute
You'll get a message that the "expression can not be evaluated". This
message does not makes sense.

Now stop the application and remove the last line (containing
Matrix.Multiply). Restart and examine variable pp again: The problem does
not show up anymore. Now you can also try the Msgbox and it works how it

This is a major issue that makes it almost impossible to debug managed
DirectX applications because it's the same in the watch and quick-watch

Jul 19 '05 #1
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