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This blog covers Messaging API development for Exchange and Outlook. My name is Daniel Bagley, I'm on the Messaging Developer Team.

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  • Blog Post: Taking Dumps with the ADPlus executable

    ADPlus from the Debugging Tools can be used to get Crash Dumps and Hang Dumps which would contain the most-needed information for debugging. It used to be a vbscript file which was used to attach the cdb debugger (cdb is a command line debugger). Now ADPLus is a managed code application. Because of this...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Verifying Symbols before taking a Dump using symchk

    Prior to taking a dump on a program, you should be sure that there are matching symbols for the application the dump is being taken on. Large dumps can take many hours to upload to a person for debugging. You can validate symbols against the executable before a dump is taken in order to prevent the wrong...
  • Blog Post: About: Dumps

    Full Dumps: A full dump pretty much gets everything in memory for the application at the time the dump is taken. Because of this, a process taking one gig of memory will likely result in a one gig dump file. · A full dump will have this information: Heap memory - objects, variables created by free...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Generate a Mini-Dump with Task Manager in Vista

    With Vista, you can create a mini-dump by right clicking on the process in Task Manager. However, user-mode process dump information is not available by using this feature. This feature is not available under Windows 2003 or Windows XP.
  • Blog Post: Howto: Take a dump in Visual Studio

    When an application crashes, the user may only have Visual Studio on the box. When the crash occurs, the developer may be prompted to see if they wish to debug the appliction. If they can choose Visual Studio, then they can save the dump to a file which can be looked at with windbg later. 1) On the...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Generating a Hang Dump with adplus

    Adplus from the Debugging Tools can be used to get Hang Dumps. Normally, you want to take at least 2 dumps to so the person debugging can get an idea of where the hang is. Installing Adplus and the Debugging SDK: 1) Go to http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/default.mspx and download...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Generating a Crash Dump with adplus

    ADPlus from the Debugging Tools can be used to get Crash Dumps. ADPlus is a command-line VBScript file which runs a debugger with best-case switches in order to produce a dump file. In a nutshell, the dump file contains the application as it was running at the time the dump file was created. In...
  • Blog Post: It breaks when I do this - recording the problem.

    This blog post is about making things clearer... Have you ever had a hard time explaining to a person that something does not work correctly or breaks when you perform a series of steps? I know I have. I'm pretty sure I speak clearly and am to the point, however it can be hard to describe a problem...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Verify Symbols with symchk

    Prior to taking a dump on a program, you should be sure that there are matching symbols for the applicaiton the dump is being taken on. Large dumps can take many hours to upload to a person for debugging. You can validate symbols against the executable before a dump is taken in order to prevent the wrong...
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