Thursday, March 12, 2009

Been a bit busy lately

.. again

It's been a busy couple of weeks. The project that I am involved has had another deadline that moved and moved and finally was met. Somehow. One way or another.

All done with the usual fuss of project managers, stake holders en more managers running around asking whether things are finished yet. And now? And now?

You get the picture.

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So, it has been quiet here.

I haven't really had time to progress with my own pet project. Too bad.

And now the second part of the hockey season is back in full swing with my Ladies team once again winning their game, so there's not too much time for fun programming.

Hopefully, soon I will find some time again to make some progress again.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Building an application (4) ...

.. weird debugging problem

One more thing that I have encountered on my wonderful journey in building my first Silverlight application is a debugging issue.

It just not works straight out of the box in Visual Studio 2008. I know, I know, it must be me with all sorts of software loaded or what. Or the missing hotfix 98662654a. But just keeps biting me.

What's up, doc?

I start VS 2008 and make some very very clever changes or just want to try out something. So I set a breakpoint at the right line in the code and hit F5. Easy.

Lots of things happen. The application is built. Well, three applications are built: the Silverlight app, the web app and the web service. So far, so good.

I start my testing and the breakpoints are never hit. At least the IDE does not stop.

And yes, I am running in Debug mode.

What's the cure, doc?

I have found that stopping the debug session (by hitting Shift-F5 in the IDE) and the right-clicking the Web Service project and selecting Debug - Start New Instance does the trick.

Breakpoints are once more hit and they do cause the code to break at those points.

So, what's up, doc?

I honestly can see here that I have no idea. The trick above works for me and to me that is enough.

So, if you come across breakpoints never really breaking than the above trick might work for you.

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