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    My Dark Secret is out.

    I do not know how to use a debugger....... Never used one in my whole intire life, but now I want to learn to.....anyone know of a good tutorial to learn to use the debugger that comes with VC++? Thank you.
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    Try the MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/) - you should find something if run a search.

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    I haven't used one yet.

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    nor have i.

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    I use gdb somewhat regularly.

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    i only use the MSVC++ one when my program crashes and it says "click cancel or debug" in which case you hit debug and it either points to the line of c++ code that caused the error or gives you an assembly dump. it can be handy.

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    Originally posted by Perspective
    i only use the MSVC++ one when my program crashes and it says "click cancel or debug" in which case you hit debug and it either points to the line of c++ code that caused the error or gives you an assembly dump. it can be handy.
    agreed

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    same here

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    ITs fun to mess with the asm dump. Just rembmer setting esp to 00001000 and eip to ffffffff


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    I'm sure you've all used a debugger, as you must've had at least 10 crashes before.
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    I think that I use the debugger in every program I write for at least 1/10th of the time it took to write. Its just soo easy to use. Press F10 to step into and see your execution unfold (F5 to just execute normally until::, use breaking points to stop when you want to, use the watch to find out when certain variables change and where, and use the immediates/auto to find out any variable's value at a certain time during deugging. Its cake and its easy and it saves tons of time.

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    I don't understand how people can possibly work without a decent debugger. I used to have to put debugging statements into code and all that stuff, but frequently, that changes the behaviour of the program. Give me a good debugger anyday now.

    The debugger with MS VC++ is pretty good, but is no use for debugging extensively multithreaded code, you can't attach the debugger on a "per thread" basis.
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    I don't understand how people can possibly work without a decent debugger.
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    Essential tool.

    I like in VC++ [CTRL]+B where I can set conditional break points.
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    Same here...never used on before...never needed one though
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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    I don't understand how people can possibly work without a decent debugger.
    I agree: once programming is part of your work, you can't avoid debugging.
    You might not need it while doing some homework-alike projects, however, once a project becames a little more complex, you'll find this tool useful.

    Originally posted by adrianxw
    The debugger with MS VC++ is pretty good, but is no use for debugging extensively multithreaded code, you can't attach the debugger on a "per thread" basis.
    Indeed, it's a nightmare. Trace outputs, conditional breakpoints are a good alternative to catch errors in multithreaded programs (it's real "fun" to search the "bad" thread within a trace output file of more Mbytes ;°> ).

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