Did you know… How to load symbols from the Modules window? – #299


When you use Tools – Attach to Process, you’ll see the Modules window pop up. From here you can right-click and choose “Load Symbols”

Load Symbols from Modules window

From here the Find Symbols dialog box pops up, asking you to provide the location of the .pdb file. Actually, you only need to provide the folder location. As soon as Visual Studio sees the .pdb file, it’ll automatically grab it from you in the dialog.

Symbols loaded in the modules window

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Comments (5)

  1. Don’t forget to update your tips for SP1! Lots of updates went in for symbols. When right-clicking on a module, you’ll get two options:

    Load Symbols From -> Symbol Path

    Load Symbols From -> Microsoft Symbol Server

  2. When I use Load Symbols > Microsoft Symbol Server in SP1, the source code doesn’t line up when I step in, making it impossible to figure out what’s going on.

  3. When I use Load Symbols > Microsoft Symbol Server in SP1, the source code doesn’t line up when I step in, making it impossible to figure out what’s going on.

  4. My latest in a series of the weekly, or more often, summary of interesting links I come across related to Visual Studio. Busy week this week so this is a quick all at once version. Greg Duncan posted a link to release announcement for XamlPadX 4.0 . Sasha