Re: No Source Code Available for the Current Location for dir1\a.cpp but ok for dir2\b.cpp when debugging an unmanaged DLL

Scot T Brennecke <>
Fri, 07 Aug 2009 01:59:21 -0500
Did you generate the debug info using the /Zi switch for the .lib? Did you include the /DEBUG switch in the link? Did you put the
resulting PDB in the folder with the program?

powah wrote:

I build my unmanaged myprog.dll and testdll.exe with symbol (pdb) file
with Visual C++ 2008 Professional Ed on windows server 2008 R2.
I am debugging my myprog.dll by opening its project and run
myprog.dll consists of two directories:
myprogdir (which create myprog.dll by linking with hwdir.lib)
hwdir (which create hwdir.lib)

Debugging myprog.dll can look at the source code in myprogdir but not
Trying to look at the source code in hwdir by clicking the call stack
will result in the appearance of "No Source Code Available for the
Current Location" Dialog Box.

I add the hwdir source code directory to the
"Debug Source Files, Common Properties, Solution Property Pages"
by this method:
To access the Debug Source Files property page, right-click on the
Solution in Solution Explorer and select Properties from the shortcut
menu. Expand the Common Properties folder, and click the Debug Source
Files page.

Directories containing source code
Contains a list of directories in which the debugger searches for
source files when debugging the solution.

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