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Debugging BlackBox

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#1 mojmir


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:51 AM

This text explains how to run blackbox under debugger.


First you need sources and stuff, more info on this is here:



Then you need a Debug or RelWithDebInfo build, i.e. any build with debug info included. Debug info are the *.pdb files.

RelWithDebInfo a is harder as it is in fact optimized Release build. Debug is much easier to debug as it does not perform compiler optimizations so you have access to all local variables, functions, memory locations etc.


There are few ways how to do it, I will describe the way i am doing it.


1. First enable developer build in top-level CMakeLists.txt so it looks like this:


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2. re-run cmake if necessary
this is not necessary if you already have the project files generated, as cmake will detect this and re-generate the project on build.


3. open solution in visual studio
4. select Debug build


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5. set desired project as "startup", right-click on INSTALL target and click build.
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6. setup directories for debugging
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7. press F5 and have debugging fun ;)

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#2 KillingSpree



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 06:01 PM

Thanks, quick and concise; worked like a charm!

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