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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Debugging Crash Information (Dump Files)

It is often not possible to re-create all environment- or user-specific scenarios in a development environment. Of course many application bugs or crashes happen without the developer present, or a copy of Visual Studio running. In these cases, you can output a dump file of the application state at the time of the issue.

Dump files save information about the state of your application. Dump files are typically created in response to a major bug or an application failure (crash). The dump file can then be sent to a developer. A developer can open the file, connect it with the source code and debug symbols, and debug the state of the application at the time of the issue.

Dumping Debug Information

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