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From Regina Henschel <>
Subject Re: Looking for guide to debug with MS Visual Studio Express
Date Sun, 04 Nov 2012 19:04:08 GMT
Hi Andre,

Andre Fischer schrieb:
> On 31.10.2012 13:40, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 31.10.2012 12:35, Regina Henschel wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I read that debugging with MS Visual Studio works well. Is there
>>> somewhere a
>>> guide for dummies how to do it?
>> The following steps should give you a start:
>> - Have your AOO build installed on the system.
>> - Build the module of interest with debug information
>> - Copy the resulting DLLs and PDB files of the module into the
>> corresponding directory of the installation.
>> -- for "gbuild" modules like sw you find the DLLs and PDB files in
>> /main/solver/350/wntmsci12/workdir/LinkTarget/Library/
>> -- for "dmake" modules like sd you find the DLLs and PDB files in
>> /main/[module]/wntmsci12/bin/
> I do it a little differently from here on because I am a lazy person who
> wants to press just one key to start debugging:
> - Start Visual Studio
>    The Express version is just fine.  I have been using it for most of
> my debugging for years.
> - File->New Project
> - In the new dialog:
>    - In left list "Installed Templates" choose Visual C++->General
>    - In center list choose "Empty Project"
>    - In field near the bottom "Location" enter a path where the solution
> files will be stored.
>    - In the field above that, "Name", enter the name of the new project,
> eg "aoo35"
>    - Click OK to close dialog
> - Now the main window shows a new view.
> - In the "Solution Explorer" on the left side you will now see an entry
> in bold typeface named "aoo35".
> - I usually delete the entries below it "Header Files", "Resource
> Files", "Source Files".  These are used only when Visual Studio is used
> for editing. But that is just for my convenience
> - Right click on the "aoo35" entry.
> - Click "Properties"
> - In the "aoo35 Property Pages" dialog:
>    - Select "Configuration Properties->Debugging" in the left box.
>    - In the center box change values for "Command" to
>      "<office-installation-path>/ 3/program/soffice.bin"
>      The .bin is important, do not use .exe
>    - Set value for "Environment" to
>      "PATH=<office-installation-path>/ 3/URE/bin"
>    - [optional] Set value of "Command Arguments" to <filename> to load a
> file when AOO starts or to eg "-impress" to start AOO with the Impress
> application.
>    - Click OK to close dialog
> Now you are all set
> Just press "F5" to start Apache OpenOffice.

I have followed your guide. I find all items you have mentioned :)
I now get some informations from MSVC. I have copied them to the issue
Any tips what I can do in addition to get useful informations?

Kind regards

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