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Southern Fried DNN User Group (Formerly Queen City DotNetNuke User Group QCDUG) blog covers DNN topics addressed by the usergroup at meetings, conventions and for the DNN community for North Carolina, South Carolina and the DNN community at large!
 

Debugger Canvas

Mike Shea of QCDUG made shared a great tool today called Debugger Canvas.  This tool is very powerful in helping a Visual Studio developer debug their code.  Instead of debugging directly in the source files, Debugger Canvas opens up code "bubbles" (snippets of overall code base) in a separate tab (canvas) so focus remains on the code at hand. 

I know for me sometimes, stepping through code in source files can lead to getting "lost" in the overall flow of the debug path.  Debugger Canvas eliminates this issue by displaying code "bubbles" for each code snippet along the debug path. 

More features include the ability to save a canvas to an XPS image, the ability to take snapshots of local variables so comparisons can be made for multiple debug passes, and the ability to add related methods to the canvas using "Go To Definition" and "Find All References".  Also, you can edit code directly on the canvas and visualize Intellitrace logs as snippets on the canvas.

For all you developers out there using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate SP1 and above, this power tool may help out a lot!

Learn More/Download/Install Debugger Canvas



David Poindexter
David Poindexter

David Poindexter, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also has a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University.  For his first nine years in the corporate sector, David's eclectic career included telecommunications, project/proposal management, business analysis and software development/architecture.  Since 2007, David's primary focus has been pursuing his entrepreneurial aspirations in his role as President & CEO of nvisionative, Incnvisionative is a Creative Marketing and Web Development agency located in Mooresville, North Carolina. 

 

David has been an active member of the DNN community since its inception.  His early development of popular iBuySpy modules made a perfect segue into the iBuySpy Workshop and subsequent DotNetNuke world.  David's most recent efforts are focused on his commercial LMS module, DNN + Hotcakes Commerce development, serving a leading role in the Queen City DNN Users Group (QCDUG) and the DNN Training Working Group.

 

David is proud father of his one daughter.  And to many people’s surprise in the DNN community, he is an avid and accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and producer.  So don't hesitate to engage in a music related conversation.  Music is his true passion!



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