Re: How to debug a dll?

David Wilkinson <>
Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:45:12 -0500
chrisben wrote:

Thanks Victor. It did not work even if I set as mixed in dll project.
However, I figure out a way to work, though quite weird.

Currently, the dll project is not part of my exe project solution, as they
are compiled at different studio. If I set the breakpoint in dll project,
copy over the dll never get the break point triggered. However, if I open the
cpp file from the solution of my exe project, even at run time, and then set
breakpoint there, it works. Even though I only open a file, not really a
project, and the dll was compiled when the breakpoint was not set.

It is working but I am wondering why. BTW,where can I see that Modules
window you refer to in the first msg?

I'm not sure I understand that either.

Back in the VC6 (and earlier) days, the only way to debug a DLL was to start the
executable from the DLL project. There was a line in the DLL project settings
which (if memory serves) was called "Executable for debug session". Presumably
the same can be done using the "Command" line in the new IDE. Does this work?

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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