How do I force Debug tab to show? RRS feed

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  • When I run a .NET Console project, my code gives me an error, so I don't have enough time to see the Debug tab. How do I force the Debug tab to always show? There is not an option in Windows menu of Visual Studio 2019. I'm on Windows 10, by the way.
    Friday, June 21, 2019 3:16 PM

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  • What do you mean by the "Debug tab"?

    There are no tool windows that I know of that can be called that. The only thing that I would refer to as the "Debug tab" is the Output window. This contains the debug output from running the application when the debugger is attached.

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    Friday, June 21, 2019 6:22 PM
  • Hi ShinehahGnolaum,

    Sorry for delay in reply.

    Do you mean the Debug tag is exception window? If so, you could open Debug/ Windows/ Exceptions settings, then enable exceptions you want to show, it will break you process when it occurs:

    And as Darren Rowe says, you could also see the exception message in the output window.

    If I misunderstand you, could you provide some screenshots about it?

    Look forward to your feedback.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, June 24, 2019 6:46 AM