Visual Studio Debugging issue

Nitin Dhawan, Senior Support Engineer, shares his experience from one of his unique cases which will be of immense benefit for other customers who are struggling with similar issues. Here goes the problem description as provided below:   Recently a customer had reported that debugging in Visual Studio 2012 is failing with a dialog message…

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A peek into a performance issue of a .net assembely

Performance issues are are quite tricky and might require effort to debug , albeit we have many coding practices in place to avoid such issues it might turn out to be a completely different case which may or may not be in our control. We were recently approached by one of our partners regarding a performance issue during start…

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The Curious Case of BOOTUP_EXCEPTION_COMPLUS (0xC0020001) with mixed mode

0xC0020001 known as BOOTUP_EXCEPTION_COMPLUS ,you may see an exception with this code, or an HRESULT of this value, when trying to call into managed code.  This can happen if you call in before the runtime(clr) has finished initializing, or after the runtime has started shutting down.Please refer cbrumme’s blog for more info. Al though we have it…

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Visual Studio 2012 IDE freezes while editing a UML model object

Recently I got an opportunity to work with a customer who was observing some performance issue with their VS2012 IDE intermittently while editing some UML diagrams. More information about the problem assessment is as below: Symptom While trying to edit any UML model in Model Explorer, e.g. editing a sequence diagram/activity diagram/component diagram etc., the…

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Remote Debugging managed applications in VS 2012- managing symbols

Following write up is from Prabhat Tandon, Support Escalation Engineer, confirmed and approved by product group Here Prabhat has compiled steps for remote debugging comprehensively based on his experience and troubleshooting scenarios with customers. Remote Debugging managed applications in VS 2012- managing symbols SAMPLE SCENARIO You are trying to remote debug a managed application using…

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MFC application crashes in Windows 8 touch Devices.

Recently we had a chance to debug an issue where an application was only crashing in Windows 8 Touch devices , it crashed with EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000041d – An unhandled exception was encountered during a user callback. . As usual we had taken full memory dumps for the application . From the dumps I saw that…

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Switching between CMFCRibbonBar based Ribbon interface and CMFCMenuBar/CMFCToolBar based interface on-the-fly

Download sample project – MFCRibbonToolBarDemo Since the advent of MFC Feature Pack, Ribbon bar based interfaces have been extremely popular as well as useful. However, there might be some scenarios/use-cases when one would want to have both the interfaces i.e. the traditional Menu/Toolbar based interface as well as the modern Ribbon bar based interface in…

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