Website Debugging in Visual Studio on Vista

I've seen this question asked a few times now (and of course I ran into the issue myself a while back).

"I'm running Vista and using VS to debug a website I've built. The problem is, none of my breakpoints seem to get hit."

Well you're running into some of the advanced security features in Windows Vista and you have a couple of options. You can either:

  • Run VS elevated (right-click "Run as Administrator)
  • Or add http://localhost to your trusted sites list in IE (assuming your site is on your local machine or you're running the built-in webserver in Visual Studio)

Personally, I've done the latter. Now all my breakpoints get hit whether they're in managed code or script. Phew!


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