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I am trying to make changes to the registry entry at


But the SharePointTools does not show up in my registry. I do have Sharepoint 2010 installed on my machine. Would there be any settings changes or any reason it does not show up?

Thank you.

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From WROX P2P "Professional SharePoint 2010 Development" (page 43):

Last, because SharePoint builds on many layers below it, such as Windows Communication Framework (WCF), you may want to enable advanced debugging in your VS environment. To do this, go into the registry editor, find [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\SharePointTools], and change the DWORD value for EnableDiagnostics from 0 to 1. If the DWORD value does not exist, create it as a new DWORD value. When you set this value, you will see in the output window in VS all of the information that VS is getting from SharePoint via the stack trace.

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