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.
Writemethods, which output information without breaking execution. These methods replace the
Debug.Printmethod used in previous versions of Visual Basic.
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Assert and System.Diagnostics.Trace.Assert methods, which break execution and output information if a specified condition fails. By default, the
Assertmethod displays the information in a dialog box. For more information, see Assertions in managed code.
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.