Send messages to the Output window

You can write run-time messages to the Output window using the Debug class or the Trace class, which are part of the System.Diagnostics class library. Use the Debug class if you only want output in the Debug version of your program. Use the Trace class if you want output in both the Debug and Release versions.

Output methods

The Trace and Debug classes provide the following output methods:

The Output window can also display information about:

  • Modules the debugger has loaded or unloaded.

  • Exceptions that are thrown.

  • Processes that exit.

  • Threads that exit.

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