Moayad Abu Rmilah Moayad Abu Rmilah -4 years ago 178 Question

How to generate a Symbols file for remote debugging using Visual Studio?

My goal is to debug a project remotely. I could successfully see all the processes on the remote PC in the window appearing when choosing

Debug >> Attach to process..
. My problem is in understanding the symbol file that is required to debug the project. I still do not know how to generate a symbols file? In what form should the file be? Why do I need symbol files to debug while I am the developer of the project?

Answer Source

Go to Debug / Options / Debugging / Symbols and add the path where you have the PDB files (c:\my\symbols in the example below).

Symbols in Visual Studio

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