Application Verifier

Application Verifier (AppVerif.exe) is a dynamic verification tool for user-mode applications. This tool monitors application actions while the application runs, subjects the application to a variety of stresses and tests, and generates a report about potential errors in application execution or design.

Application Verifier can detect errors in any user-mode applications that are not based on managed code, including user-mode drivers. It finds subtle programming errors that might be difficult to detect during standard application testing or driver testing.

You can use Application Verifier alone or in conjunction with a user-mode debugger. This tool runs on Microsoft Windows XP and later versions of Windows. The current user must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer.

Application Verifier is included in the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for desktop apps and is available as a separate downloadable component when you download the SDK from Downloads for developing desktop apps. The tool comes with its own documentation. To read the documentation, start Application Verifier and from the Help menu, click Help, or press F1.

Send comments about this topic to Microsoft