Debugger Windows


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You can open most debugger windows while you are debugging your program. To see a list of debugger windows, set a breakpoint and start debugging. When you hit the breakpoint and execution stops, click Debug / Windows.

Window Hotkey See Topic
Breakpoints CTRL+ALT+B Using Breakpoints
Exception Settings CTRL+ALT+E Managing Exceptions with the Debugger
Output CTRL+ALT+O Output Window
GPU Threads - How to: Use the GPU Threads Window
Tasks CTR:+SHIFT+D, K Using the Tasks Window
Parallel Stacks CTR:+SHIFT+D, S Using the Parallel Stacks Window
Parallel Watch CTR:+SHIFT+D, (1, 2, 3, 4) Using the Parallel Stacks Window
Watch CTRL+ALT+W, (1, 2, 3, 4) Watch and QuickWatch Windows
QuickWatch SHIFT+F9 Watch and QuickWatch Windows
Auto CTRL+ALT+V, A Variable Windows
Locals CTRL+ALT+V, L Variable Windows
Immediate CTRL+ALT+I Immediate Window
Python Debug Interactive SHIFT+ALT+I Getting Started with PTVS: Interactive Python
JavaScript Console CTRL+ALT+V, C QuickStart: Debug JavaScript
DOM Explorer CTRL+ALT+V, D Debug layout using DOM Explorer
Live Visual Tree - Inspect XAML properties while debugging
Live Property Explorer - Inspect XAML properties while debugging
Call Stacks CTRL+ALT+C How to: Use the Call Stack Window
Threads CTRL+ALT+H How to: Use the Threads Window
Modules CTRL+ALT+U How to: Use the Modules Window
Processes CTRL+ALT+Z Debug Threads and Processes
Memory CTRL+ALT+M, (1, 2, 3, 4) Memory Windows
Disassembly CTRL+ALT+D How to: Use the Disassembly Window
Registers CTRL+ALT+G How to: Use the Registers Window

See Also

Debugger Basics