If broken it is, fix it you should

Using the powers of the debugger to solve the problems of the world - and a bag of chips    by Tess Ferrandez, ASP.NET Escalation Engineer (Microsoft)

March, 2010

  • If broken it is, fix it you should

    New debugger extension for .NET (PSSCOR2)

    Tom just blogged about a new debugger extension called PSSCor2, which is a superset to the SOS.dll extension that ships with the .net framework. PSSCor2.dll has been around for quite some time at Microsoft, and pretty much everyone debugging .net code with windbg within Microsoft is using this since it contains all the goodness of sos.dll plus a lot of special methods for asp.net and other technologies running on top of the .net framework.  The news now is that after a lot of hard work by Tom...
  • If broken it is, fix it you should

    Videos of developer sessions at Oredev (including mine on .net debugging)

    Just a quick post to share a link to last years videos for the Oredev developer conference http://oredev.org/video Here is my .net debugging presentation where I show off some windbg + new VS.NET features and apart from all the good developer content, you might also want to check out Scott Hanselmans session on Information Overload and managing the workflow with some tips and tricks on how he manages twitter/facebook/email etc. Thank you to the organizers of Oredev for posting these, Tess
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    Tool for generating DGML graphs showing why your object can’t be collected (VisualGCRoot)

    Visual Studio.NET 2010 has a new feature that allows you to create nice directed graphs with a markup language called DGML (Directed Graph Markup Language).  Visualizing object graphs with DGML Chris Lovett wrote a tool that takes GCRoot output and transforms it to a DGML document so that you can see the roots of an object in a more visual way, and finally Mohamed Mahmoud went one step further and made a debugger extension that does this for you directly.    The debugger extension...
  • If broken it is, fix it you should

    New commands in SOS for .NET 4.0 Part 1

    My friend and fellow debugger Brian at http://Kodehoved.dk recently wrote a couple of posts on news with sos for .NET framework 4.0 (in Danish) New SOS Commands in .NET 4 More debugging news in CLR 4 Since Danish, although a beautiful language is probably foreign to most of you I figured I’d write a summary of the new commands in English and add some comments of my own. Loading sos for .NET 4.0 As in 2.0 you will find sos.dll in the framework directory so you can load it in windbg or cdb using the...
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