01-31-2008, 06:45 AM
Is it possible to view what's happening on a form while stepping through the code in said form? I'm attempting to debug a program that was written by someone else, and within it, depending on the user's commands, shapes are drawn on the form. In order to truly understand what's happening I need to be able to associate what's drawn with the code that draws it, but I seem unable to view the form's gui when I'm debugging.
Is there any way to do this?
01-31-2008, 08:03 AM
All alt + Tab does is allow me to cycle through the open programs I have, but it doesn't allow me to see the gui of a form when the program is paused and I'm stepping through code.
01-31-2008, 08:07 AM
You can just click it on the start bar and it should show you.
You could arrange the 2 windows so they appear 1 ontop of the other. While your debugging the IDe wont be coverign your form. I usually use more than 1 monitor for this but if you only have a single monitor then arrange vertically in XP or show windows stacked if your on Vista (they mean the same)
01-31-2008, 08:08 AM
Just make sure you have the screen real estate available (raise your resolution temporarily or better yet use two monitors) and then position and size the IDE window and your form(s) so they don't overlap.
01-31-2008, 08:09 AM
Perfect. huh, sometimes the solutions are easy :).