Thursday, December 18, 2008

Coder Tip: Loading symbols in Visual Studio 2008 the easy way.

Bo Wilson keyed me in to this Visual Studio 2008 (VC90) Tip:
  • Debugging through some code touching Microsoft libraries (e.g. DirectX)?
  • Wish you had symbols, but too lazy to set them up again, cache them, wait for them all to download, blah?
  • Visual Studio 2008 makes it easy:
  • Just open the Modules window (Debug, Windows, Modules)
  • Right click a DLL, and load symbols from the Microsoft Symbol Servers.


  1. Hi!

    Your title is misleading about the version of Visual you are using!

  2. Blargh. I just ran into this and remembered your blog post, but I'm running VS 2005. :-(