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c# Console windows in a WPF application

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I've searched the internet and found that it appears to be impossible to open a console window with a windows WPF application.  I'm hoping that someone knows a work around or knows another way to do this.

I've got an application that I want to debug.  In programming with linux or many other languages I would just put in a printf and dump variable information to let me know how far an application has made it.

In my app I use a background worker process and it works great in my lab and a couple of other places but at one location it just sits.  My ideal world would be to open a console window and dump information from the process to the window as it goes.  

Since I'm using a background worker, it's not easy to even put in a label and update the label with what is going on.  And since I don't have visual studio on this production server I can't compile and run it there and access breakpoints.

Anyone have an idea on how I can debug in this environment?

Thanks.
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How about use WriteLine a StreamWriter to write the output to a txt file? After the hang or crash just open the text file and look?

Seems to be the easiest, straightforward thing I can think of, with very similar results.
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Awesome.  That was a GREAT idea.  Helped me find my issue.  Thanks again!
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