Debugger.CurrentMode Property

Gets the current mode of the debugger within the context of the integrated development environment (IDE).

Namespace:  EnvDTE
Assembly:  EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)


ReadOnly Property CurrentMode As dbgDebugMode
dbgDebugMode CurrentMode { get; }
property dbgDebugMode CurrentMode {
    dbgDebugMode get ();
abstract CurrentMode : dbgDebugMode
function get CurrentMode () : dbgDebugMode

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.dbgDebugMode
A dbgDebugMode value.


The following example demonstrates how to use the CurrentMode property.

To test this property:

  1. Design Mode: open the target application and run the add-in.

  2. Break Mode: set a breakpoint in the target application and run it. When the application stops at the breakpoint, run the add-in.

  3. Run Mode: run the target application in the debug mode. Use an infinite loop in the application program. Run the add-in.

public static void CurrentMode(DTE dte)
    // Setup the debug Output window.
    Window w = (Window)dte.Windows.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsWindowKindOutput);
    w.Visible = true;
    OutputWindow ow = (OutputWindow)w.Object;
    OutputWindowPane owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add("Current Mode Test");

    owp.OutputString("Current Mode: ");
        case dbgDebugMode.dbgDesignMode:
            owp.OutputString("Design Mode");
        case dbgDebugMode.dbgBreakMode:
            owp.OutputString("Break Mode");
        case dbgDebugMode.dbgRunMode:
            owp.OutputString("Run Mode");
Shared Sub CurrentMode(ByRef dte As EnvDTE.DTE)
    Select Case dte.Debugger.CurrentMode
        Case dbgDebugMode.dbgDesignMode
            MessageBox.Show("Current Mode: Design", "Debugger Test")
        Case dbgDebugMode.dbgBreakMode
            MessageBox.Show("Current Mode: Break", "Debugger Test")
        Case dbgDebugMode.dbgRunMode
            MessageBox.Show("Current Mode: Run", "Debugger Test")
    End Select
End Sub

.NET Framework Security

See Also


Debugger Interface

EnvDTE Namespace