Debugging tips

Unexpected user breakpoint in NTDLL.DLL

This tip explains the reasons of unexpected user breakpoints in NTDLL.DLL, which we can sometimes encounter when debugging our applications.

Excluding modules from symbol server search

This tip shows how to configure VS.NET debugger to exclude some modules from symbol server search. It can help us to improve the startup time of debugging sessions, especially for applications with 3rd party components whose symbols cannot be found on the public symbol server.