.enable_unicode (Enable Unicode Display)

The .enable_unicode command specifies whether the debugger displays USHORT pointers and arrays as Unicode strings.

.enable_unicode 0 
.enable_unicode 1

Parameters

0
Displays all 16-bit (USHORT) arrays and pointers as short integers. This is the default behavior of the debugger.

1
Displays all 16-bit (USHORT) arrays and pointers as Unicode strings.

Environment

Modes

User mode, kernel mode

Targets

Live, crash dump

Platforms

All

Remarks

The .enable_unicode command affects the output of the dt (Display Type) command.

In WinDbg, the .enable_unicode command also affects the display in the Locals window and the Watch window. These windows are automatically updated after you issue .enable_unicode.

You can also select or clear Display 16-bit values as Unicode on the shortcut menu of the Locals or Watch window to specify the display for USHORT arrays and pointers.

See also

ds, dS (Display String)