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, 4 Oct 2000
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A simple way to format your TRACE statements so double clicking takes you directly to the source code.
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    When writing TRACE statements to the output window in DevStudio it is often useful to be able to go directly to the section of code that produced the TRACE output. Doing this is simple - you just use the __FILE__ and __LINE__ macros in your TRACE statements.

    If you format your TRACE statement as follows:

    TRACE(_T("%s(%i) : Please double click on me!\n"), __FILE__,__LINE__);

    then you can double click on the TRACE output line and be taken directly to the line of code the produced the TRACE statement.

    An example of using this can be find in the enclosed example. Note that in the example I used the CDuration class by Laurent Guinnard.


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    Audrius Vasiliauskas
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    Comments and Discussions

    GeneralDebug Logs PinmemberPaul Grew8-Feb-01 3:13 
    GeneralThis (and more) has been a part of ATL/AUX for 2 years... PinsussAndrew Nosenko9-Oct-00 12:15 
    GeneralI like it, but... PinsussPaul Westcott5-Oct-00 7:52 
    GeneralHow to make it even shorter PinsussHelmut Mülner5-Oct-00 23:31 
    GeneralRe: How to make it even shorter PinsussPaul Westcott6-Oct-00 6:24 
    GeneralRe: I like it, but... PinmemberAnonymous30-Jul-01 5:58 

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