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Designer Debugging in WinRT

, 9 May 2013 CPOL
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Designer debugging in WinRT

Introduction

Following are the steps to debug the Visual Studio designer for WinRT Projects.

  1. Open the WinRT Project that designer needs to debug:

  2. Note the XDesProc process id from the TaskManager as shown in the below image:

  3. Open the same solution in another window:

  4. Note the New XDesProc process id from the taskmanager that the designer process needs to debug:

  5. Go to Debug->Attach To Process in Visual Studio 2012 from the FirstSolution:

  6. Select the new XDesProc process from the Window:

  7. Before clicking Attach, it is important to change the Attach To ->Managed 4.0,4.5 from the Select Button:

  8. Boom! Your BreakPoints in the FirstSolution got hit:

Now you can play with the designer.

License

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Vinoth Kumar J
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