Debugging Vista Sidebar Gadgets

26 08 2007

I learnt something today that I didn’t know was possible. For months I have been struggling debugging gadgets I have written using a number of techniques including:

Well it seems I have been doing it hard. Thanks to the guys over on the Sidebar MSDN forums, they have pointed me over to the new updated Sidebar documentation where there is a fantastic overview of how to use Visual Studio to debug by attaching it to the sidebar executable. Once up and running you can inspect variables, step through and set breakpoints etc. Fantastic!!

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