Advice on creating a code generator

I have been spending some time recently creating a custom code generator that outputs C++ and C# code from a custom XML format. This blog is about some of what I have learned while working on this. Advice #1: Use ‘#line’ There is a really cheap way to get a debugging experience for your custom…

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Automatically reading source files from TFS

I recently stumbled upon  a blog that explained how to use the Source Server technology to enable the debugger to automatically download source files from TFS. This is useful when you work on a software project that is large enough that you debug against modules that are built by your build lab instead of being…

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The debugger team is expanding

The Visual Studio Debugger team is expanding, and is looking for candidates. If you are interested in applying for a position, we have openings in Dev, Test and PM. Some great things about working on the debugger: You are helping to improve a tool which millions of developers use every day. There are few software development…

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Debugging WCF Services in Visual Studio 2008

One of the new features that we added in Visual Studio 2008 was debugger enhancement for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services. There are four features that we support: You can step from a service client into the implementation. Just step into (‘F11’) a web service proxy and the debugger will automatically go and attach to…

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