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Sysinternals’ DebugView – an useful tool

25 May 2011

Lately I had to monitor an application on a machine where neither debugger existed nor one could be installed. Source code had its Debug.Write statements where necessary, but I coudn’t catch them on this machine.

Poking around for ideas how to solve the problem I was happy to find DebugView for Windows v4.76 (download here). This tool is capable to monitor debug output either locally or over TCP/IP. It does not require neither debugger installed nor application modification to capture debug output. It even allows kernel capture (32/64).

If system crashes while DebugView is capturing it can extracts kernel-mode debug output from Window’s 2000/XP crash dump files.

Best of all (for me) it works without installation and even has a live version (run here).


From → Dev Tools, Tips

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