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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Debugging on remote machines and tablets

For most developers, debugging an application means setting a breakpoint with F9 on a line of code, and then pressing F5 (or Debug | Start Debugging) and stepping into and over statements with F10 and F11.

The experience is great when you're debugging code on your local machine, but what if you need to debug code running on a different machine and Visual Studio isn't installed on that machine?

Even though many developers aren't aware of the functionality, debugging code on remote machines with Visual Studio isn't anything new. It's just that until now the debugging experience has been kind of sucky and limited. In Visual Studio 2012 the experience is much improved and combined with speed improvements and ...

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