ContinueDebugEvent function (debugapi.h)
Enables a debugger to continue a thread that previously reported a debugging event.
BOOL ContinueDebugEvent( DWORD dwProcessId, DWORD dwThreadId, DWORD dwContinueStatus );
The process identifier of the process to continue.
The thread identifier of the thread to continue. The combination of process identifier and thread identifier must identify a thread that has previously reported a debugging event.
The options to continue the thread that reported the debugging event.
||If the thread specified by the dwThreadId parameter previously reported an EXCEPTION_DEBUG_EVENT debugging event, the function stops all exception processing and continues the thread and the exception is marked as handled. For any other debugging event, this flag simply continues the thread.|
||If the thread specified by dwThreadId previously reported an EXCEPTION_DEBUG_EVENT debugging event, the function continues exception processing. If this is a first-chance exception event, the search and dispatch logic of the structured exception handler is used; otherwise, the process is terminated. For any other debugging event, this flag simply continues the thread.|
||Supported in Windows 10, version 1507 or above, this flag causes dwThreadId to replay the existing breaking event after the target continues. By calling the SuspendThread API against dwThreadId, a debugger can resume other threads in the process and later return to the breaking.|
If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.
If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
Only the thread that created dwProcessId with the CreateProcess function can call ContinueDebugEvent.
After the ContinueDebugEvent function succeeds, the specified thread continues. Depending on the debugging event previously reported by the thread, different actions occur. If the continued thread previously reported an EXIT_THREAD_DEBUG_EVENT debugging event, ContinueDebugEvent closes the handle the debugger has to the thread. If the continued thread previously reported an EXIT_PROCESS_DEBUG_EVENT debugging event, ContinueDebugEvent closes the handles the debugger has to the process and to the thread.
For an example, see Writing the Debugger's Main Loop.
|Minimum supported client||Windows XP [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]|
|Header||debugapi.h (include Windows.h)|