Closed Diagnostic Tool window and cannot get it back


  • 1) I started a Visual studio program (F5) and the diagnostic tool window appeared

    2) I closed the diagnostic tool window by clicking on the x button in the upper right and corner of the window

    3) I stopped debugging the program

    4) I started debugging the program again (F5) and the diagnostic tool window no longer appears.

    5) Under the menu item Tools | Options |debugging: the item: "Enable Diagnostic Tools when debugging" is checked.

    6) Under IntelliTrace: the item "Enable IntelliTrace" is checked.

    How can I get the diagnostic tool window to appear again?

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:03 PM


  • Hi friend,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Please click Windows->Rest windows Layout, after this, the diagnostic tool window will appear.

    Besides, you could also click Tools->Import and Export Settings->Reset All Settings->General to get it.

    Best regards,


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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:06 AM