Debugger2.HexInputMode Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the expressions are evaluated in hexadecimal or decimal format.

Namespace:  EnvDTE80
Assembly:  EnvDTE80 (in EnvDTE80.dll)


Property HexInputMode As Boolean
bool HexInputMode { get; set; }
property bool HexInputMode {
    bool get ();
    void set (bool value);
abstract HexInputMode : bool with get, set
function get HexInputMode () : boolean
function set HexInputMode (value : boolean)

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
A Boolean that is true if hexadecimal format; otherwise, false.




Use this property to determine or set whether expressions are evaluated in hexadecimal or decimal format. It directly corresponds to the setting in the General, Debugging, Options dialog box.

See Expressions in the Debugger for more information.


The following example demonstrates how to use the HexInputMode property.

To test this property:

  1. Set a breakpoint in the target application.

  2. Run the target application in the debug mode.

  3. When the application stops at the breakpoint, run the add-in.

public static void HexInputMode(EnvDTE80.DTE2 dte)
    // Setup debug Output window.
    Window w = 
    w.Visible = true;
    OutputWindow ow = (OutputWindow)w.Object;
    OutputWindowPane owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add("Hex Input Mode 

    EnvDTE80.Debugger2 debugger = (EnvDTE80.Debugger2)dte.Debugger;

    debugger.HexInputMode = false;
    debugger.HexDisplayMode = true;
    EnvDTE.Expression exp = debugger.GetExpression("length", true, 1);
    owp.OutputString("Value of variable length in hex: " + exp.Value);

    debugger.HexInputMode = true;
    debugger.HexDisplayMode = false;
    exp = debugger.GetExpression("length", true, 1);
    owp.OutputString("\nValue of variable length in decimal: " + 

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See Also


Debugger2 Interface

EnvDTE80 Namespace