Step-back while debugging with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2017

By | October 18, 2017

The recent updates of Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.5 Preview) comprise with several sets of new features and improvements. Once of such great enhancement is “step-back” while debugging. Now, you can perform a step-backward and forward while debugging your code with IntelliTrace Debugging. Visual Studio takes snapshots of each breakpoint while debugging and allows us to take a step back with the previous state of data.

Step Backward & Forward While Debugging

Step Backward & Forward While Debugging

You can check out the Snapshot events captured during debugging inside Diagnostic tools and navigate to the specific breakpoint by selecting the event as well.

Debugging Events

Debugging Events

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When You are stepping back or forward, the snapshot holds the debugging state data for each state. You can inspect the different state’s data using Watch or Autos Window.

Debugging State Values

Debugging State Values

To enable this feature, from the main menu go to Tools > Options > IntelliTrace > General  and select “IntelliTrace events and snapshots

Enable Step Back Debugging

Enable Step Back Debugging

Check out Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 – Preview Release Notes for more details.

Hope this helps !

 

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