Visual C++ 6/.net Debug static variables

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    Visual C++ 6/.net Debug static variables

    I use a static variable in one of my functions, and I am trying to debug the program, but when I step through, the QuickWatch window doesn't show the static variable. So I looked up how to add the variable to the watch by entering its name into the Watch window. All it says is that the symbol is not found. Is there something special you have to do to watch static variables?
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    Might have something to do with statics being global but with scope. I don't know anything about that debug enviornment though.
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    I don't know why it is doing that but have you tried referencing a pointer to it and watching the pointer?

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