Solved

How to load symbols for VS 2008

Posted on 2013-06-24
4
416 Views
Last Modified: 2013-07-07
As seen in the box directly below, I have no symbol paths defined.  As a result, break points do not get hit - see the second picture below:

No symbol paths
Hollow point message
What can be done to resolve this problem?  If I go to the menu item - 'Debug\Window\'  there is no Module submenu item.  Therefore, I can not use the module option to automatically load the symbols.

The following msdn article talks about how easy symbol loading can be when in actuality, it is anything but straight forward!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ms241613.aspx#BKMK_Find_and_load_symbols_while_debugging

Thanks for the help!
0
Comment
Question by:John500
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
sedgwick earned 250 total points
ID: 39274102
try go to the project property, -> Compile Tab -> Under the Advanced Compilation Options screen select 'Full' in the 'Generate debug info' combo.
Rebuild the solution, and try debug again.
0
 

Author Comment

by:John500
ID: 39274620
Thank you sir.  Been there done that.  

Any other suggestions?
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:John500
John500 earned 0 total points
ID: 39293499
Ends up the code could not enter this portion of code during initialization, hence no breaks were hit :|
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:John500
ID: 39305061
The problem was not about loading symbols although the error would pop up if I hovered over the break during run-time
0

Featured Post

Business Impact of IT Communications

What are the business impacts of how well businesses communicate during an IT incident? Targeting, speed, and transparency all matter. Find out more in this infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For those of you who don't follow the news, or just happen to live under rocks, Microsoft Research released a beta SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27876) for the Xbox 360 Kinect. If you don't know what a Kinect is (http:…
Today I had a very interesting conundrum that had to get solved quickly. Needless to say, it wasn't resolved quickly because when we needed it we were very rushed, but as soon as the conference call was over and I took a step back I saw the correct …
This tutorial covers a step-by-step guide to install VisualVM launcher in eclipse.
This tutorial will introduce the viewer to VisualVM for the Java platform application. This video explains an example program and covers the Overview, Monitor, and Heap Dump tabs.

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question