Fwd: [gdal-dev] Debugging on Windows Using Visual Studio

Joel Odom joelodom at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 11:22:13 EST 2008

More notes on the issue below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joel Odom <joelodom at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: [gdal-dev] Debugging on Windows Using Visual Studio
To: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>

I'm building from makegdal80.sln.  I'm also starting my debug sessions
from this same solution.  I'm getting symbols in gdal15.dll and the
.pdb file, but I still can't set a break point anywhere.  It's like
the debug symbols don't map correctly to the source code.

I'm wondering if there is some flag in the makefile options that is
not being set, so the program debug information is incomplete?  I am
able to set a break point in my dll that calls gdal, but not anywhere
in the gdal methods.  Again, this is all in VS 2005.  I'll post an
answer here if I figure out the problem before I give up, but if
anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it.

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Joel Odom wrote:
>> Bruce.  I'm trying to debug an app that uses GDAL from unmanaged C++
>> on Visual Studio 2005.  I've tried for an hour or two to step into
>> gdal, running debug sessions both from the project file from which I
>> build gdal and from the app that calls into GDAL, but even when I run
>> from the gdal solution itself, it still doesn't let me step through
>> source code, even though the modules window says gdal15.dll is loaded
>> with symbols from the same location as my .pdb file.
> Joel,
> I have generally not had problems with this.  Did you build GDAL using
> the nmake files or the solution?  I've had good luck debugging the
> utilities and into GDAL itself with visual studio. I normally run things
> from the commandline and pop into visual studio when things crash (even
> triggering crashes at select points).
> This is usually with visual studio 2003.
> Best regards,
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