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Debugging keyboard and toolbar shortcuts


Visual Studio
Shortcut             Description

Ctrl-Alt-Break       Temporarily stops execution of all processes in a debugging session. 
                     Available only in run mode.  Winforms.  



F5                   Runs and Continues: if not currently debugging, this runs the startup project or projects and attaches the debugger. 
                     If in break mode, this allows execution to continue ie: it returns to run mode.
                     
F10                  Step Over: executes the next line of code but does not step into any function calls
                     
F11                  Step Into: executes code one statement at a time, tracing execution into function calls.

Shift-F11            Step Out: executes the remaining lines of a function in which the current execution point lies.

Alt-NUM *            Show Next Statement: highlights the next statement to be executed.

Shift-F5             Terminates the debugging session.  Available in break and run modes.

Ctrl-Shift-F5        Terminates the current debugging session, rebuilds if necessary, and then starts a new debugging session. 
                     Available in break and run modes




F9                   Sets or removes a breakpoint at the current line
                     Visual studio > Debug menu > Toggle Breakpoint

Ctrl + shift + F9    Delete all breakpoints.
                     Visual studio > Debug menu > Delete All Breakpoints

Ctrl-F9              Enables or disables the breakpoint on the current line of code. 
                     The line must already have a breakpoint for this to work
                     
Ctrl-Alt-B           Displays the Breakpoints dialog, where you can add and modify breakpoints

Ctrl-B               Opens the New Breakpoint dialog


                     

Ctrl-Alt-V, A        Displays the Auto window to view the values of variables currently in the scope 
                     of the current line of execution within the current procedure

Ctrl-Alt-C           Displays the Call Stack window to display a list of all active procedures or stack frames 
                     for the current thread of execution. Available only in break mode

Ctrl-Shift-F9        Clears all of the breakpoints in the project

Ctrl-Alt-D           Displays the Disassembly window

Ctrl-Alt-E           Displays the Exceptions dialog

Ctrl-Alt-I           Displays the Immediate window, where you can evaluate expressions and execute individual commands

Ctrl-Alt-V, L        Displays the Locals window to view the variables 
                     and their values for the currently selected procedure in the stack frame

Ctrl-Alt-U           Displays the Modules window, which allows you to view the .dll or .exe files loaded by the program. 
                     In multiprocess debugging, you can right-click and select Show Modules for all programs
                     
Ctrl-Alt-Q           Displays the Quick Watch dialog with the current value of the selected expression. 
                     Available only in break mode. 
                     Use this command to check the current value of a variable, property, or other expression 
                     for which you have not defined a watch expression

Ctrl-Alt-G           Displays the Registers window, which displays CPU register contents

Ctrl-Alt-N           Displays the Running Documents window that displays the set of HTML documents 
                     that you are in the process of debugging. 
                     Available in break and run modes
                     
Ctrl-F10             Starts or resumes execution of your code and then halts execution when it reaches the selected statement. 
                     This starts the debugger if it is not already running
                     
Ctrl-Shift-F10       Sets the execution point to the line of code you choose

Ctrl-F5              Runs the code without invoking the debugger. 
                     For console applications, this also arranges for the console window to stay open with a 
                     "Press any key to continue" prompt when the program finishes
                     
Ctrl-Alt-V, T        Displays the This window, which allows you to view the data members of the object 
                     associated with the current method

Ctrl-Alt-H           Displays the Threads window to view all of the threads for the current process

Ctrl-F11             Displays the disassembly information for the current source file. Available only in break mode

Ctrl-Alt-P           Displays the Processes dialog, which allows you to attach or detach the debugger 
                     to one or more running processes




Ctrl-Alt-W, 1        Displays the Watch 1 window to view the values of variables or watch expressions

Ctrl-Alt-W, 2        Displays the Watch 2 window

Ctrl-Alt-W, 3        Displays the Watch 3 window

Ctrl-Alt-W, 4        Displays the Watch 4 window




Ctrl-Alt-M, 1        Displays the Memory 1 window to view memory in the process being debugged. 
                     This is particularly useful when you do not have debugging symbols available for the code you are looking at. 
                     It is also helpful for looking at large buffers, strings, and other data that does not display 
                     clearly in the Watch or Variables window
                     
Ctrl-Alt-M, 2        Displays the Memory 2 window

Ctrl-Alt-M, 3        Displays the Memory 3 window

Ctrl-Alt-M, 4        Displays the Memory 4 window

 

 

Toolbar shortcut for debug dialog windows:

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Created on: Friday, May 18, 2012 by Andrew Sin