How To: Conditional Debugging – Using breakpoints effectively

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The debugging process is for many people one of the most tedious tasks a developer has to do.

Depending on the complexity of the process you are trying to debug, this action can take from a few seconds to a few hours. A few hours of seeing the same lines of code over and over…

If we add to that the fact that some processes are loops and the same code is repeating itself when you only need one of the iterations (the processing of the sales lines when posting the invoice for example), the end result is a very time consuming course of action to follow.

As developers we are often faced with the choice: going with your gut or doing the due diligence and completely debugging the malfunction.

Microsoft knows this and when they can, they add some goodies to help us out as well as heping customers! This is one of them :-) Continue reading