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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Viewing Data in the Debugger

After the debugger has thrown you into break mode, the next challenge is to filter all the data that your application is emitting. Getting to the right data helps you find and fix problems faster. Visual Studio tries to make the data available where you want it. For example, DataTips show you variable values right in the code editor. There are many similar examples in the way Visual Studio shows debugging data when and where you need it, which are covered throughout the following sections.

Watching Variables

A common activity in a debug session is to view the values associated with the many variables in your application. Various windows are available to help you here. The two most obvious are the Locals and Autos ...

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