Evaluate Statement Command


This article applies to Visual Studio 2015. If you're looking for the latest Visual Studio documentation, use the version selector at the top left. We recommend upgrading to Visual Studio 2019. Download it here

Evaluates and displays the given statement.


Debug.EvaluateStatement text


text Required. The statement to evaluate.


The window used to enter the EvaluateStatement command determines whether an equals sign (=) is interpreted as a comparison operator or as an assignment operator.

In the Command window, an equals sign (=) is interpreted as a comparison operator. So, for example, if the values of variables a and b are different, then the command


will return a value of false.

In the Immediate window, by contrast, an equals sign (=) is interpreted as an assignment operator. So, for example, the command


will assign to variable a the value of variable b.



See Also

Print Command Visual Studio Commands Command Window Find/Command Box Visual Studio Command Aliases