Did you know… You can have all processes break when one process breaks or vice versa – #270


In Tools – Options – Debugging – General, there’s the option “Break all processes when one process breaks.”  Let’s say you are debugging multiple projects, and you want to configure what happens when one process breaks.

Break all processes

For example, let’s say I have two console applications running in an infinite loop.  And on the second console application, I break the process.  Notice how the first console application also breaks.

both console applications break

And of course, you can unchecked this option to have the first console application keep going.

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  1. My latest in a series of the weekly, or more often, summary of interesting links I come across related to Visual Studio. Sara Ford’s Tip of the Day #270 explains that you can have all processes break when one process breaks . Daniel Moth posted two cool