Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program or a piece of electronic hardware, thus making it behave as expected.

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Are there any tweaks, tips to make debugging SharePoint 2010 faster?

I am using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and SharePoint 2010. The debugging process itself is okay but the startup takes really long. Are there any options or hidden-hints to make this faster? Edit: ...
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Can't start debugging after install VS11

After I installed VS11 Dev Preview, VS2010 cannot start debugging the Sharepoint 2010 server (developer install on Windows 7). I get a nice error dialog stating: Unable to start debugging on the ...
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What techniques do you use to debug/test your SharePoint Timer Jobs?

I have developed a number of SharePoint Timer Jobs and they are always a bit more painful to debug and test than other areas of SharePoint. I was wondering what tools/techniques other people use to ...
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How to get a web.config file in a sharepoint 2010 publishing site?

I am working on a sharepoint 2010 project and I noticed in the soultion their is no web.config. I asked one of my fellow co-workers and he mentioned something about we don't have access to to it as ...
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Is it possible to debug the DLL of a built in _layouts application page?

I'm getting a vague error (as below) on the built-in _layouts/ChangeFieldOrder.aspx page which uses the DLL "Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationPages". "Object reference not set to an instance of an ...
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Is it possible to get detailed error messages in SharePoint Online?

When doing any sort of development/testing work against SharePoint Online, there are bound to be some errors. Some errors manifest in the form of exceptions, which can be logged to a special-purpose ...
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Debugging SPFeatureReceiver

I have built an SPFeatureReceiver and am trying to debug it by attaching to the w3wp.exe process. No matter what I do no breakpoints are ever hit. Here are my steps Build and Package the solution ...
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How to load a sharePoint page in “safe mode”?

I seem to remember that there was a way to add something to the query string for a SharePoint page that would basically load the page in a "safe mode". In this mode you could delete or edit webparts. ...
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View callstack of unknown error

I've set <system.web> <customErrors mode="Off" /> </system.web> in my web.config file, but i'm still getting 'unknown error' instead of the stacktrace on my pages. How can I ...
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Debugging Feature Activation Trouble Attaching to W3WP.exe

I am using vs.net 2010 and having trouble debugging a feature activation. I have tried rebooting, reattaching etc. I have attached to w3wp processes (and vshost if it is available) and yet the debug ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete

I am experiencing an issue with debugging SharePoint 2013 Workflows in a SharePoint App solution: Has anyone encountered this error?
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Feature activation suceeds in sandboxed server environment, but fails in SharePoint Online. How do I find what's wrong?

I am currently developing a solution in C# with a feature that uses the SharePoint API to create a number of sites, lists, list views etc. The final result is going to be used on SharePoint Online. ...
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How to debug sharepoint webservice?

I've followed Walkthrough: Creating a Custom ASP.NET Web Service and everything works fine. I just want to know how to enable debugging for this web service over network. Could you help me?
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File transformations before packaging WSP

I need to modify the content of some files in my SP 2010 project before packaging, something like Web.Config transformations. I need a file to have different content based on the environment: Debug, ...
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How do I debug a code-behind page in the Central Administration site

I built a custom timer job and created a configuration page (.aspx) for it. Going through the Central Administration site, I can get the to configuration page. When I enter values and click "OK" to ...
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Visual Studio debugger for SharePoint AutoHosted App

I'm using VS2013 for developping Sharepoint Hosted App against a 365 developpment site. The VS debugger tool doesn't hit anymore my breakpoints. It used to the day before. I have made many tests, - ...
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Debugging XSLT in Visual Studio 2010 [closed]

I'm trying to debug XSLT for CQWP. I followed this guide. So I'm able to retrieve the XML, and link the files temporarily together using xsl:import. But then Visual Studio can't find the schema for ...
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The breakpoint will not currently be hit - debuging feature receiver

I need to debug my feature receiver, so I set up few breakpoints, but when I hit F5 in VS2010, they are all missed, and it says that "The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been ...
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How can I stop a broken webpart from killing the whole page?

The title says it all, when there's a error in my webpart I can't load the whole page. I'd like just to don't display the webpart and still see the rest of the page and not just get the error page. ...
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Debug Web Parts

I am studing this topic and I would like somebody to point me in the right direction for studying this. Debug Web Parts This objective may include but is not limited to: ULS log, and event log, ...
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Debugging sandboxed solution?

I know this is a novice question, but my sandboxed solution works on one site and not the other. How/where can I actually see the errors generated by some sort of report? Debugging simply takes me to ...
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Possible to debug old solutions running in 2010 mode in a 2013 environment?

I've got a SharePoint 2013 VM for development using Visual Studio 2013. I've deployed an "old" 2010 wsp containing a visual webpart for using it within site collections running in 2010 mode in my 2013 ...
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Can't debug/deploy solution from VS 2010

I have encountered strange problem on my dev VM. Background: Having my VM open (VM Player), I put host computer into sleep mode, then I woke it and put into sleep mode for second time. After waking ...
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SharePoint very slow at Logging Correlation Data step in page trace

wondering if I configured something wrong. I just installed SharePoint on my laptop and it's running very slowly. It seems to be stuck at the Logging Correlation Data step. What exactly does this ...
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Is it possible to selectively retract during F5-debug re-deployment?

Is there anyway I can select certain project features to remain deployed instead of being overwritten each time I F5-debug-deploy? ...other than creating multiple Solutions. If not, are there ...
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Debuging Event Receiver- Sharepoint 2013

I am trying to create ER for a document library, eg http://server.com/sites/dev I wanted to monitor document library for add and remove item. I created Empty SharePoint 2013 project ( Not sandboxed) ...
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How to debug object model code?

Just finished coding an InfoPath form (C#, InfoPath 2010) on my local PC. Also, I copied the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll from the server to my local Windows 7 Enterprise environment with its respective ...
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Sharepoint 2010 alternate access mappings and HttpModule problem

I have encountered an interesting problem recently. I have a HttpModule, which i have added in modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="true" node , by hand. The main site collection is at http: ...
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Cannot debug sharepoint solution

I have really strange problems with debuging sharepoint solution. Sometimes i cannot debug sharepoint webparts. Now i have such situation and nothing helps. I tried to restart computer\recycle ...
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Does anyone have ELMAH working with SharePoint?

Does anyone have ELMAH working with SharePoint 2010? I have the assembly in the bin folder and have what I believe to be the correct entries in the web.config file. I can run the test at ...
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Deploy event receiver to sandboxed solution

I am working with Sharepoint Foundation 2010 on both my development and production machines. My production site is hosted. I am trying to deploy a sandboxed event receiver to the production site ...
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IIS hangs when debugging with Visual Studio

I keep having this ridiculous issue that's driving me mad. I happen to debug some code with Visual Studio (attached to all w3wp) and let's say I get an exception and VS is set to catch all exceptions. ...
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"Unable to attach the process. Another debugger might be attached to the process” issue while debugging javascript? [closed]

I have an issue .. Currently im working on javascript file.. when I want to debug js file by using ie developer tool(F12) , It showing error : "Unable to attach the process. Another debugger might be ...
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Debugging custom membership provider - An unexpected error has occurred.

I used this video tutorial to get started and created a custom membership provider: http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/BomBom/Building-your-own-MemberShipProvider-in-ASPNET-20-and-use-it-in-SharePoint ...
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How to debug why i cannot add a webpart to a page in SP Designer

I have several custom webparts which i am attempting to add to a custom page WebPartZone using SPD2010. I can successfully add one, however when i attempt to add the other i get an "Error Creating ...
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Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete - VS2013 Autohosted App

I am creating an auto-hosted app on VS2013. I am working with SharePoint Online and not locally. The problem is that when I try to enable the workflow debugging on my project I receive the error: ...
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Adding new item to a list works in dev but not in prod

I have some code which simply gets a list, creates a new item with the appropriate fields, and adds the item to the list. The code worked perfect in the dev and UAT environments but since we deployed ...
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Event Receiver Not Firing

I have an event receiver using the VS2010 template for SharePoint 2010 and I have coded it the same way I have done many times. This time, though, it is not firing at all. It is attached to the list ...
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Debugger stops during debug session

I have a SharePoint 2010 site deployed using Visual Studio 2010. An application page on the site contains an ascx control that includes a FileUpload control. When I am attached to the W3WP process and ...
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Debugging sandboxed ItemUpdated event receiver - breakpoints not hit

I'm trying to debug an ItemUpdated event receiver in SharePoint 2010. I add breakpoints to the code, and hit F5 in Visual Studio 2010. I click Attach when I'm prompted to attach to the process. Then, ...
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Debugging a deployed solution residing in a server farm

I have deployed a solution on the server farm, through the PowerShell. I wish to be able to debug the execution of a specific button residing in an application page found inside the specific solution, ...
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Debug code in Napa ( Office 365 Online)

I have written a code to add an item in list in Office 365 using Napa. I have used client object model in the code. But the item doesnt get added in the list. Is there any way to debug the code in ...
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Debugging Problem with Sharepoint Foundation 2010

I've installed Sharepoint 2010 Foundation on my WS2008R2 copy... Whenever i lanch from Visual Studio some debug, the process couldn't attach to IIS and so every break point is skipped.. To male ...
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Can't load break points for a feature reciever - what's wrong?

I've set a break point in my feature receiver, but symbols never load and break points never met, what can I do to resolve this?
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Sharepoint 2013 App won't retract when debugging stopped

I'm trying out simple SP 2013 SharePoint hosted apps against an Office 365 2013 dev site. When I start debugging the apps install fine; when I stop debugging no retraction occurs, I'm having to ...
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ASP.NET/C# equivalent to js alert() or php echo

I am trying to debug a method and need to trace how a variable is being changed to see where I went wrong. What in ASP.NET/C# could I use to do this? For example if it was php I could stick an echo ...
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debug javascript [closed]

I have a javascript thats breaking. Now Is there a way i can call the function from content editor web part and debug to see where the hick up is?
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64 bit vs. 32 bit - Significantly longer time to attach the debugger

Since switching to a 64-bit dev environment on Sharepoint 2007, I've noticed it takes orders or magnitude longer to attach the Visual Studio debugger to the OOTB SharePoint assemblies and my custom ...
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Debugging and running in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

I have been given some source code for a solution written for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 - with no instructions for how to get it up and running in Visual Studio. I've installed Visual ...
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EventReceivers not firing at all

I wrote some code to do some things before and after an item is added to some lists. The solution is sandboxed. I have checked and confirmed, through power shell, that the event receivers are bound ...