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Debugging a legacy project

Debugging a legacy project

Debugging a legacy project

This follows on from an earlier question.

I've inherited a VB application of unknown version. I only have Visual Studio Express 2010 and this needs to convert the application to allow it to open. I've done this, made some small code changes and rebuilt it. I can run the .exe file in the bin/Debug folder but I need to be able to step through the code to see where it goes. How do I do this?

Or is it a case of setting a break point in Visual Studio itself and starting the debugger here? I'm not all all clear about this because the vbproj file that contains most of the code is in among a number of frm.vb and cls.vb files.

RE: Debugging a legacy project

You should be able to put a break point on a line of code in Visual Studio, by putting the cursor on that line and hitting the F9 key. Once the breakpoint is hit, you should be able to step through the code with the F10 key (I believe it's F10 for VS 2010; it might be F8.)

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