The Visual Basic .NET Debugging Windows

Visual Basic .NET includes a number of windows designed to provide you with all sorts of useful debugging information. Most of these windows provide accurate information only while in Break mode, which is why it’s so important to be proficient with breakpoints. Table 13-3 lists the various debugging windows. I provide an overview of some of these windows in the following sections.


Unless otherwise stated, all of these windows can be found on the Windows submenu of the Debug menu.

Table 13-3. The Debugging Windows and What They Display
Window Displays
Autos Variables in the current statement and previous statement
Locals Local variables
Me The parent object of the current procedure
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