07.25 Setting a Tracepoint in Source Code


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Tracepoints give you the opportunity to unobtrusively print out information during application execution. This tip shows you how to use the IDE to create tracepoints, but for detailed information about how to do this in code, see “Tracing and Instrumenting Applications” at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zs6s4h68(VS.100).aspx.

The best way to illustrate simple tracepoints is with a basic loop. I would suggest creating a new project and making a simple for loop to play with. Here is my sample code:

Setting Tracepoints

You have a couple of ways to set a tracepoint ...

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