Debugging Support

One of the first features that found a home under the big umbrella of the IDE concept was integrated debugging support on top of the editor. This is obviously no different in Visual Studio 2012, with fabulous debugging support facilities that you’ll live and breathe on a day-to-day basis as a professional developer on the .NET Framework.

The most commonly used debugging technique is to run the code with breakpoints set at various places of interest, as shown in Figure 3.36. Doing so right inside a source code file is easy by putting the cursor on the line of interest and pressing F9. Alternative approaches include clicking in the gray margin on the left or using any of the toolbar or menu item options to set breakpoints.

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