Debugging while running from an external executable

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    Debugging while running from an external executable

    Our assignment is to create a program which runs from a server which calls our .exe.

    This means I can't "Build and debug". I build the .exe and then run the server .exe from a command window, and give it my .exe name.

    Would there be any way to run both from within VS, and Debug my C code?

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    You can attach debugger to running processes (assuming the server .exe spawns a process to run your .exe). I don't know how to do it with VS, though.

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    Never done it, but why don't you try Debug >> Attach to Process

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