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Debugging DLLs

I've done this, but now I'm doing something wrong and I can't figure out
what it is!

Every time I edit and compile the component that I'm creating, I copy
the DLL into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
2003\Common7\ID E\PublicAssembl ies. But each time I attempt to set a
breakpoint in the source code (which is a part of my Solution) I'm told
that no symbols were loaded from the current document.

Any ideas on this? There must be a check list of things that one must
do to enter DLL debug heaven and this time I'm just forgetting one of them.
Nov 17 '05 #1
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If by Dll you mean class library assembly, just attach the debugger to
the process of the application that uses your assembly. If it's a COM+
attach to dllhost and if it's a ASP.NET attach to aspnet_wp.exe.

Keep in mind about version differences.

Nov 17 '05 #2
Keep in mind about version differences.
This is where I'm having trouble. I remember it now, although vaguely.

Whenever I make a change to the control's code, I rebuild the project,
then copy the DLL into the appropriate folder, but there's something
else having to do with version control that I'm forgetting. I have no
problem debugging through the application itself -- it simply chokes
when I place a breakpoint within the new components code.

Can you help me out here by talking me through the steps that you go
through?

Tasos Vogiatzoglou wrote: If by Dll you mean class library assembly, just attach the debugger to
the process of the application that uses your assembly. If it's a COM+
attach to dllhost and if it's a ASP.NET attach to aspnet_wp.exe.

Keep in mind about version differences.

Nov 17 '05 #3
You have to copy the pdb file which contains the debugging symbols of
the component, to a location that can be reached by your application
(e.g. in the same directory with your dll).

This should suffice.

Nov 17 '05 #4
Thank you so much. This will certainly make my life a lot easier in the
next few days.

C

Tasos Vogiatzoglou wrote:
You have to copy the pdb file which contains the debugging symbols of
the component, to a location that can be reached by your application
(e.g. in the same directory with your dll).

This should suffice.

Nov 17 '05 #5

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