Crash Dump Analysis in Visual Studio 2005

If you open a user crash dump as a solution/project, not a as file then you can do crash dump analysis by using Visual Studio debug windows, for example, powerful Watch window. As you can see from the picture I loaded a crash dump from my test application saved by NTSD and it shows assembly code and source code nicely interleaved.

If you need to specify additional symbol paths or symbol server settings you can do it in Tools \ Options \ Debugging \ Symbols dialog.

This might be good for you if you are used to do live debugging in Visual Studio and have no experience in using WinDbg and you need to look at your application crash dumps sent by customers.

- Dmitry Vostokov -

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