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  • Question

  • I have an app I'm developing using vb/vs2010.  It's an x86 app running on a 64 bit machine.  It hangs when I run it in the debugger or the debug exe.  When I run the Release exe, it runs fine.  System memory doesn't seem to be a problem. I show 1.8 gig free after I load the Release version.  I show a similar number when the debug is hanging.  Just to make it all really mystifying, the debug version works if I step through it a line at a time.  Thanks in advance.
    Monday, September 26, 2011 12:59 AM


  • The only time I've experienced the debugger that slow is when I've been on a PC with certain anitvirus programs.  In particular, PC Tools Spyware Doctor makes running in debug mode EXTREMELY slow.  I had to disable the behavior guard setting.  So maybe deactivate your anti-virus/spyware software temporarily and see if that makes a difference.

    Things like clearing all breakpoints, close watch window, etc might help a little but probably wouldn't have caused an extreme slowdown like that.    


    Tom Overton
    Monday, September 26, 2011 1:23 AM