Wednesday, April 29, 2009

VC debugger with better data display

As a programmer, I have come across several compilers and although I am not a MS's fan but perhaps VC is the best compiler I ever used.

Now, let us customize autoexp.dat to make a better data display. The file can be found under VS's debugger, eg.:

C:\Programme\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Packages\Debugger\autoexp.dat

The tutorials can be found here:

- Customize autoexp.dat with own types in VS2005
- Writing custom visualizers for Visual Studio 2005, the best reference about customizing autoexp.dat I found so far.
- Visual C++ 2005 IDE Enhancements Part 5: Variable Display

"premature optimization is the root of all evil." Donald Knuth